Homemade Swamp Coolers for Hot Days

Remember in a heat wave - water evaporating has a cooling effect. Like the old days, I put small bowls of water/ice cubes in front of my fans to get some cooling. Put some water in my bathtub or take a tepid bath and then go around with wet hair until it dries itself.


I have a little "swamp cooler" for my neck that works on an evaporative principle - but you can get the same effect with a wet kerchief around your neck (They make special ones with water-retaining crystals, my brother has one.) When the mercury soars every little bit helps!

By Pam from Los Angeles

July 31, 20060 found this helpful

What do you mean by a "swamp cooler"? Do you mean some kind of a little fan on a cord? Or just a bandanna? Sounds interesting.


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August 3, 20060 found this helpful

Don't do this if you are running an A/C, after all, 85% of the work your A/C does is removing the moisture from the air. The more moisture in the air the higher your electricity bill

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