5 Gallon Bucket Air Conditioner - Does it work?

5 Gallon Bucket Air Conditioner - Does it work?

Here at 5 Gallon Air Conditioners Inc., I get asked this question all the time.  Of course it does!!  The only real question is, what do YOU mean by work?

This is the first blog in a series of short articles that will answer these questions. I am a chemical engineer and I will try my best to explain the nuances and the physics, in plain language, so that I can educate each of you on this simple yet very complex question.

Do you want it to cool down your whole 2000sf house 20 deg F in 10 minutes? In that case, it doesn't work.

Do you want it to keep your deer blind "comfortable" so that you don't sweat up a storm baking in the heat? In that case it works perfectly.

Do you want it to keep a room in your house cool? Well it depends on what you mean by cool, and how big the room is etc.

Do you want it to keep your van/trailer/tent cool at night? Depends on a lot of factors, but yes in most cases.

So, as mentioned in the previous blog post, there are a lot of factors to consider in the question of does it work.  I will over the next few weeks, work on trying to sort out the complexities of temperature control, humidity control, thermal efficiency, portability, power consumption, solar affect, expectations, BTU output, etc.

So, that by the time I'm done, each and every one of you will be able to definitively answer for yourself, and for your own application, on whether a 5 Gallon Bucket Air Conditioner will work for you!