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Installing Remote Control Ceiling Fans


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Summary: Remote control ceiling fans can be extremely useful, especially when it comes to controlling the lighting separately from the fan speed, even when your electrical wiring did not provide separate wall switches.


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An Easy Mistake to Make.
When using a remote control, operate the ceiling fan using the pull chains and make sure the fan speed is on the high-speed setting and the lights are full on. The pull chains will over ride the remote control operations.

You could get confused if you turn the ceiling fan or light "off" using the pull chain and wonder why the wall switch does not operate the ceiling fan or light. My suggestion is to remove the longer extensions of the pull chains when using remote control units.

Remote Control Units for Ceiling Fans

Ceiling Fan Wiring Typical Remote Unit
The standard remote package comes with a module which is installed into the fan cradle assembly and the hand remote. Some units come with a saddle that can be attached to the wall making it easy for you to find and operate.
A remote control for your ceiling fan can take the place of the wall switch and most of the remote controls will allow you to select three speeds for the fan operation and three levels of light.
Ceiling Fan Remote Temperature Control More features available
Extended features are available with some of the newer remote units including programmable temperature control and time controls. As far as I know they still won't get the coffee pot brewing, but I'll show you how to automate that process on another page.

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