Not everyone in Buffalo has air conditioning. Even if you do, you don't want to rack up a massive bill because it is on in your home 24/7. This is a genius idea and here are the directions on how to make a non-compressor based "5 gallon bucket" air conditioner and it's a simple DIY. Items needed:

  1. bucket
  2. styrofoam liner
  3. pvc pipe
  4. small fan
  5. ice
  6. small solar panel is optional

One frozen gallon jug of water lasted 6 hours and the temperature in house was 84F. cooled air was in the mid. 40F range.