DIY Your Own Air Conditioning Ductwork With Just Trash Bags

According to Inspire Clean Energy, air conditioning can set you back up to $2,000 every year. Air conditioning costs can quickly rack up, especially if you use it on a regular basis. If you're looking to cut costs, trying your own DIY air conditioning ductwork could work, as it saves you from having to install another in a different room. Replacing an air conditioning unit can be costly. 

The best part is that all you really need are a few trash bags and some adhesive tape. This trick works perfectly as an addition to an already-installed air conditioning unit in your home and can work wonders if you don't have one installed in every room of your living space. After all, there's nothing more refreshing than keeping cool during the warmer summer months. What more could you ask for?

You may need some patience for this hack, but it's certainly worth it once you complete the work. To prep, just grab some sellotape and a handful of large trash bags, and you should be good to go. So, what about constructing it? Below, we'll break it down into simple steps.

Connect your trash bags

For this hack by @_sami_2_scoops_ on TikTok, start by gathering your trash bags on the floor. Cut off the ends to open up the ends of the trash bags. Ensemble them in a long line together, making them connect slightly. Using sellotape or duct tape, tape the connecting sections together. Flip it and repeat on the opposite side to effectively create a sellotape seal around the connecting sections of the trash bags. Check out that handiwork! Just make sure that the sellotape is firmly secured. 

Now for the exciting part. The last thing you need to do is connect it to your air conditioning unit. You can do so by taping it around the vent where the air comes out. If you want to connect it to a specific room, simply attach it to your ceiling and guide it into your desired room. However, if you're using this regularly, you should ensure that you clean your air conditioner

The reason that this hack works so well all comes down to the trash bags, as they help to funnel and guide the air to a particular area, essentially keeping different areas of your home cool. Without them, the cool air your air conditioner generates wouldn't reach as far.