How to Make a Floor Fan Have Colder Air

Air moving over your skin helps to cool your body as it pushes/pulls away the heat your body holds. It's a simple process of heat exchange. You can use floor fans -- in coordination with other forms of home cooling or by themselves -- to reduce warm-weather energy costs. A fan will allow you to turn off the energy-devouring air conditioner, or at least to use it at a lower output. In extremely hot conditions, you can use ice to help the fan blow cooler air. This prevents it from circulating hot, dry air throughout the room.

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Ice helps a floor fan blow cooler air.

Step 1

Position the floor fan in the same room with you but no more than 10 to 12 feet away.

Step 2

Fill a large plastic bowl or other waterproof container with cubes of ice. Another idea is to fill empty 2-liter soda bottles or empty water bottles with water and freeze them.

Step 3

Lay a towel 2 or 3 feet in front of the fan. This will absorb any condensation from the ice containers.

Step 4

Place the frozen bottles or bowl of ice on the towel.

Step 5

Turn the fan on at a comfortable speed for the people in the room. The fan will blow air on the ice or frozen bottles, thus cooling the air.