The DIY Air Conditioning Hack That Can Help You Keep Cool

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DIY air conditioning hacks are a great way to stay cool and save money. When temperatures are hitting the high 30s and beyond you'll try anything to try and stay cool and avoid the sweltering heat.

If you are looking for quick and cheap alternatives to home air conditioning this summer, there are plenty of simple options to cooling your home, like keeping curtains or blinds closed or opening windows and rooflights at night when it's cooler to purge the house of hot air. Good choices, but for a more instant hit of cold cooling air you want your very own DIY air conditioning unit.

Here we take a look at a simple hack that’s quick to put into operation and cheap to complete. But was it really any good and did it work? We reveal how to put this hack into action and the benefits.

Steve Jenkins

Steve Jenkins is a freelance content creator with over two decades of experience working in digital and print and was previously the DIY content editor for Homebuilding & Renovating. 

He is a keen DIYer with over 20 years of experience in transforming and renovating the many homes he has lived in. He specialises in painting and decorating, but has a wide range of skills gleaned from working in the building trade for around 10 years and spending time at night school learning how to plaster and plumb.

He has fitted kitchens, tiled bathrooms and kitchens, laid many floors, built partition walls, plastered walls, plumbed in bathrooms, worked on loft conversions and much more. And when he's not sure how to tackle a DIY project he has a wide network of friends – including plumbers, gas engineers, tilers, carpenters, painters and decorators, electricians and builders – in the trade to call upon.