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How To : Beat the Heat with an $8 Homemade Air Conditioner

If you're breaking a sweat in the summer heat, but not trying to break the bank, this dead simple trick will show you how to make your own air conditioner for under ten bucks. Video: . What You'll Need 1 styrofoam cooler 2 dryer vents 1 small fan you've probably got lying aro ...more

HowTo : Beat the Heat for Cheap- DIY Air Conditioner

Here in Los Angeles, weather is perfect as usual. But on the other side of America, summer is in its sweltering peak. I've spent plenty of unconditioned summers on the east coast, so I know firsthand just how miserable it can get. For the penny pinchers out there, here's a DI ...more

How To : Change your air conditioner's air filter

This video demonstrates how to change the air filter in your home air conditioner or heater. Changing your air filter will help keep your furnace or air conditioner working properly and more efficiently.

How To : Check and charge car air conditioner properly

Watch this "Grease On Your Hands" video tutorial from the Washington Post to see how to check and charge car air conditioner properly. When servicing any automobile, you should always wear appropriate eye-protection as well as ensure your working environment is properly venti ...more

How To : Repair a car air conditioner

In this series of diy car repair videos, our expert auto mechanic demonstrates the steps in repairing and maintaining the air conditioning system in your car. Part 1 of 16 - How to Repair a car air conditioner. Repair a car air conditioner - Part 2 of 16. Click through to watc ...more

How To : Bench check a central air-conditioner blower motor

If you're air-conditioner is acting a little funny, it's probably not just strain from excessive summertime usage. To prevent further damage or greater repairs, or even the purchase of a new A/C, regularly inspect an air-conditioner for any possible malfunctions. Watch this vi ...more

How To : Improve the efficiency of your air conditioner

Window and portable air conditioners use a lot of power to do their work. Make sure you're getting what you pay for by cleaning your air conditioner out periodically. The cleaning costs are negligible and can save you a lot of money. In this two-part tutorial series, you'll le ...more

How To : Install a mini air conditioner with This Old House

Watch this video from This Old House to learn how to install a mini-split air conditioner. Steps: 1. Lay pad on ground, check for level, then set condenser unit on top of pad. 2. Use 1 ½-inch hole saw to drill hole through house for refrigerant line. 3. Feed refrigerant line ...more

How To : Service your vehicle's air conditioner

This video is regarding air conditioner services. Leaks are a major cause of problems. Water and air can leak into the system. Water damage, rust and refrigerant leaking all make the unti ineffiecient. You should evaluate the unit regularly and also run it periodically to keep ...more

How To : Install a window air conditioner in your home

If it's hot and you need some nice, cool air in your home maybe you should look into buying a window air conditioner. They're easy to set up and require very little time to install in your home. They weigh less than regular air conditioners and can be installed in other areas ...more

How To : Check an air-conditioner capacitor

As the efficiency and capacitance of a capacitor can decrease over time, it's important to check them from time to time. Make sure your air-conditioner is running optimally, and prevent larger malfunctions or repairs. Watch this video tutorial and learn how to bench check a si ...more

How To : Save energy by maintaining your air conditioner

Maintaining your air conditioning can take up some of your time, but once you get it done you an save a lot of money. This how to video demonstrates how to maintain your air conditioning unit for big energy savings. You wont only be saving your bank, but you will also be savin ...more

How To : Replace a home air conditioner

A home air conditioner is nearly as vital as the electricity that powers it. Learn how to replace a home air conditioning unit with tips from a professional HVAC technician in this free home improvement video series. Part 1 of 15 - How to Replace a home air conditioner. Replac ...more

News : Make your own Air Conditioner

Time to prepare for that upcoming insufferable summer heat. For real. This tutorial actually works. Instead of freon, you will be using cold water from an ice bucket to run through copper tubing. As Rube Goldberg as this appears, this very principle of cooling is employed, ...more

News : 60+ Hours of Sweet Darkness

As a show of support for the global effort in saving the earth RI Chemical Corporation encourages it's employees to join the upcoming event this saturday March 26. This shouldn't be just a turn off your lights. I suggest we all turn off all electrical appliances (Television, R ...more

How To : Stay Cool When It's Hot Outside?

Hello! I want to share a few hints about staying literally cool when the temperature of the air outside rises incredibly. So, if you're in a very hot area, please continue reading! Step 1: Watch or Read the Weather Forecast I suggest you keep track with everyday weather fore ...more

How To : Wire a ceiling fan

Ceiling fans are great to have in your home and can sometimes be better to use than an air conditioner during summer. But installing one may be tricky for those who have no experience working with electrical wiring. In this video series, you'll find out how to wire a ceiling f ...more

How To : Make a Solar-Powered Fan Hat

It's hot this summer, but it's not that easy to cool down when you're on the go. You can't take an air conditioner with you, and a handheld fan will just tire you out, so you'll need to find more creative ways to cool down when you're on the go. One of these ways is a DIY sola ...more

How To : 5 Apartment Improvements You Can Do in an Hour

Presented by Apartments.com When looking for a new apartment, it's hard not to notice the improvements (on large and small scale) needed prior to moving in. While your landlord may be taking care of new carpeting, cleaning the central air vents, and fresh paint on the walls, ...more

How To : Repair air conditioning leaks in your car

If the air conditioner in your car has stopped pumping cold air out, you probably have a refrigerant leak somewhere in the system. In this video you will learn how to find the leak in your A/C and fix it, keeping yourself cool and comfortable.

How To : Use audio filters in Final Cut Express

Audio filters help you create a credible soundtrack. They can remove distracting noises, like the hum of an air conditioner, and add atmosphere, like an echo. Filters are accessed in the effects tab of the browser and organized into two categories: those provided by Apple and ...more

How To : Make USB air conditioning

Wondering how to most effectively combine ice cubes and a simple USB-powered computer fan into a fully functioning air conditioning system? In this video tutorial, you'll learn how to hack a coffee can and USB-powered fan into a simple, but effective, air conditioning unit. Fo ...more

How To : Install memory in a Power Mac G5

This video demonstrates how to install additional memory into a Power Mac G5 system. It is G5,1.8 single processor machine.Start by lifting up the latch on the back for the front door. Remove the front door. Remove the plastic air blocker system and remove the main fan assembl ...more

How To : Do advanced green screen tricks

Interested in learning how to do advanced green screen tricks to show a subject flying? After this tutorial, you'll be a pro. How to launch: Light the screen and the subject. Frame the subject so that you do not see their feet on the ground. Do this by cutting off the lower 1/ ...more

How To : Make a USB smoke absorber

This hack with a USB fan uses activated charcoal to clean air of harmful smoke. Now you can have a cigarette while using the computer and not worry about smoking up the room. Make a USB smoke absorber. Click through to watch this video on metacafe.com

How To : Grow Plants With Compact Fluorescent Lights

I like to grow vegetables all year round, and I couldn't afford the big gas bulbs, or the power to run them. The big gas bulbs: can explode can burn you and your plants cost upwards of $50 a month to operate raise the temperature in your home, causing the air conditioning to ...more

How To : Repair your Xbox 360 'red ring of death' at home

First of all you have to check the three red lights as shown because it indicates that the Xbox is broken and needs repair immediately. However if you open the Xbox the warranty is invalid and it takes six weeks to get it repaired. So go to eBay and buy the repair kit with pri ...more

How To : Disassemble the AC dryer from a car

The air conditioner is one of the least practical but most desirable parts of most modern cars. This video teaches you how to disassemble one important part of any car's air conditioner, the dryer. If yours isn't working properly and acid is getting into your AC as a result, t ...more

How To : Learn about package air conditioning units

Check out this instructional appliance video that shows you what a package air conditioner looks like, inside and out. This tutorial explains what exactly the package unit is composed of. Learn how the package air conditioning unit runs and everything else you needed to know a ...more

How To : Stop the AC from blowing hot on Chevy Colorado pickup

The air conditioner in your car is supposed to keep your cool, so if yours is blowing hot air all the time you're probably pretty pissed. If you own a Chevy Colorado and your condenser is good, watch this video to learn a fix that may get your AC working again.

How To : Make a full functioning A/C and heater

This video tutorial shows how to make a homemade air conditioner with cool/hot function. No need to buy both a heater and an a/c, this home-made device does both jobs. Watch this video circuitry tutorial and learn how to modify and build a full functioning air-conditioning and ...more

How To : Replace a bad expansion valve in your car AC

One of the many thing that can go wrong with the air conditioner on your car is a bad expansion valve. In this video you'll learn how to replace the expansion valve yourself, assuming that you've already drained the refrigerant from the system professionally.

How To : Detect a leak in the AC on your car

A leaking air conditioner in your car costs you power and money. Finding the leak can be tricky, but if you have a specially designed audio amplifier it's really easy, and this video will show you how to use it.

How To : Make homemade Redneck freon reclaimer

If you are concerned about the environment, you would want to recover freon in your old car or air-conditioner before getting rid of them. Watch this video tutorial to learn how to make a homemade freon reclaimer.

How To : Winterize your car heaters, defrosters, and wipers

This how-to video is about how to winterize the car windshield washer and windshield wiper. First winterizing a wiper is shown in this video, it includes both windshield wipers as well as windshield washers, every car has a windshield fluid reservoir which may be located in d ...more

How To : Perform RV air conditioning maintenance

Jim Twamley teaches us how to perform RV air conditioning maintenance in this tutorial. It can be expensive to replace an air conditioner, cleaning it will help give it a longer life. First, remove the top of the unit by removing the screws from the front and back. After this, ...more

How To : Get rid of sewer smell venting into A/C

If you own a RV, you basically own a home on wheels. These huge vehicles are great for travel and can accomadate a pretty large size famly. Like with any home, there are areas where you can make improvements or additions. One being an extra air conditioner. But what if you sin ...more

How To : Change your furnace and A/C filter

This next tutorial, focuses on an appliance that is one of the easiest to maintain, but is always neglected. Say hello to your furnace and air conditioner. Although there are parts that need to be checked by a professional, this can easily be done by anyone in the home. This ...more

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