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This proposal was reopened here from Helping Small and Medium Businesses Go Low Carbon 2018


Energy efficient - sensor activated - electrical heating, cooling, air quality control and more - via Universal Ceiling Fan.



This proposal is for a climate control system as well as air quality and other features using electrical power and providing a more desirable ambiance than the traditional heating and cooling systems as a way to attract users to switch to electric power to move away from fossil fuels.

Even if at the present time heating with oil and gas is cheaper than with electricity the proposed model provides a superior service that is safer and healthier, with electronic optimizations to minimize energy use  - and in the long term would become cheaper as the cost of renewable energy keeps dropping.

For new construction the proposed model is superior to oil and gas because it requires less labor and materials as electricity is already part of the requirement - so rather than adding oil or gas heating the developer uses the electric infrastructure.

Is this proposal for a practice or a project?


What actions do you propose?

Electrifying our way of heating via  creating a Universal Ceiling Fan that has features superior to the traditional heating that uses natural gas and standard air conditioning can bring consumers to opt for an electrical model to supply their heating needs.

Heating will be competitive to cost of fossil fuels heating via to main features:

1) heat is continuously pushed downwards from the ceiling rather than having the most heat stuck where it's least needed (at ceiling level.

2) Extensive use of sensors only activate heating when detecting movement (or infrared)

The term Universal Ceiling Fan is appropriate as it meets the needs for asthma and allergy sufferers by providing cleaner and more ambient air while satisfying the rest of the population.  

In addition to heating and cooling, the ceiling fan in the image below satisfies a spectrum of needs for ambiance serving as air purifier, humidifier and dehumidifier. It also serves as fire sprinkler.  

The circular attachment at the bottom of the ceiling fan represents one of many variations to provide heating. The heating coil would be covered in protective exterior to avoid the risk of burns.

Many alternate methods can be considered to have the heating embedded in  the Universal Ceiling Fan from having the heating coils as part of the blades - as can be seen in the image - or having compressor heat in the area of the housing and motor. And alternatively in the exterior of the room  as seen in the image below. The essential accomplishment is the migration to a model that works efficiently with electric power while providing higher satisfaction than fossil fuels.

With prices for renewable energy dropping at an increasing rate there is a need to provide usage for the electrical power that is supplied to the grid. In recent times, some states such as California had difficulty selling surplus energy. Thus the Universal Ceiling Fan can become an attractive model to move away from natural gas. Interestingly enough Two-thirds of California households use natural gas for home heating according to the following government source:

Who will take these actions?

In addition to corporations looking to lower their energy bills, large real estate development projects can also publish RFPs,

Policymakers can incentivize  this model as a way of reducing emmissions.

Similarly government entities that have extensive buildings, and develop public housing projects can encourage bids for that provide a Universal Ceiling Fan in every room/area that includes

- fire sprinklers as

- air conditioning

- heating  

- humidifier

- dehumidifier

- air purifier

The requirements would cover the needs for occupants that have asthma and various allergies.

Where will these actions be taken?

the private sector can already develop a model competitive to fossil fuels. 

However initially it may be triggered in government funded projects as well as high end construction. Once the price drops it is likely that the UCF will become a standard for all new construction and possibly replace the HVAC model.

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What impact will these actions have on greenhouse gas emissions and/or adapting to climate change?

What are other key benefits?


What are the proposal’s projected costs?


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Related Proposals

There is a trend in the market place for more advanced ceiling fans but none have integrated the comprehensive features  aggregated in The Universal Ceiling Fan, especially the connecting shaft for clean air, as well as water pipes for humidifying/dehumidifying/fire sprinklers and more. 










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The American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology (AAAAI). ASTHMA OVERVIEW Retrieved from[Accessed 27 Aug. 2017].