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Cooling off with a homemade air conditioner

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HARTFORD, CT (WFSB) -

A heat wave is upon us which means many people have their air conditioners on full blast.

However, everyone knows cooling down a home can drive up an electrical bill.

A new do-it-yourself project is picking up some steam and helping people cool down without impacting their wallets.

There are a few different ways to do it, but Eyewitness News tried one that will only cost about $20.

All you need is a Styrofoam cooler, a rubber tube, a small fan, and a bag of ice.

First, cut a hole in the lid of the cooler.

Secure the tube inside the hole.

Then, cut out a hole for the fan and make it a little smaller than the fan cage.

The fan will rest on the top.

Seal it off with some duct tape and dump a bag of ice in the cooler and put the cover on top.

Plug in the fan and enjoy the breeze.

According to Carbonrally.com, the average cost to run a home air conditioner is about $280 per year.

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