When it comes to dry ice, there are a variety of purposes and uses for the material. In fact, air conditioner units can be assembled by using ice — and it’s a project you can do on your own. This is a great way for people to save money and experiment with dry ice safely and effectively. That being said, it is critical to make sure you are careful when working with ice — no matter what you are using it for and how you may be handling it — safety should always come first. However, using ice is a very cool way to have a do-it-yourself air conditioner in no time. Here are the safest ways to make the most out of dry ice and repurpose it to create an air conditioner all by yourself.
Assembling Your Air Conditioner
You’ll need a large styrofoam box to start with. Using this large box, you’ll want to cut a 2-inch diameter hole in it — just on one side. Subsequently, a half-inch hole should be cut on the opposite side as well. Then, for a successful assembly, you’ll want to cut a half-inch diameter hole in the metal canister too. Ultimately, it’s this canister that will end up holding the ice you’ll be using. It is critical to note that dry ice is frozen carbon dioxide which is thereby the reason why it could become toxic if this process is not done properly. Being mindful to limit the buildup of carbon dioxide — or dry ice — can really make all the difference.
A Lot Less Than Just Cheap Cooling
With the fan switched on, air will pass over your dry ice canister — once you’ve assembled it all successfully. As a result, the constant movement of warm air is the best way to make the most out of your air conditioner. In fact, having your own portable air conditioner unit can save you money down the line. Ultimately, being safe whenever using ice will be most important when it comes to successfully creating an air conditioner with dry ice.
Dry Ice For All Your Needs
Dry Ice Corp is the largest regional supplier of dry ice and related products in the Northeastern United States. Our ice is fresh and delivered right to your doorstep. We are happy to help you determine the best way to ship your goods, whether you have a huge amount of cookies or a single pie, and help you select the perfect amount of ice for the job. Give us a call at (201) 767-3200 or contact us online for a quote. To connect with us online, be sure to follow us on Facebook, Pinterest, and Twitter.