This is something that I have only seen on tv shows. But today I was talking to a guy who saves money from having to buy items like an air conditioner for the summer by literally placing a large block of ice near him which chills the room down. I just had a hard time believing that this would be effective as I would think the ice would melt quickly in such a hot temperature.
The other method I have seen a lot is how some people simply place some ice next to the fan which in hence turns it into an air conditioner of sort. That sounds a bit more realistic as I would think that would help to cool the room faster and all. This is one of those things too that sounds so silly that people probably wouldnâ€™t do it for image and perception sake.