I currently have a standard home fan in my bedroom, it's controlled with one light switch (on/off switch) and two pulleys on the fan unit itself. One pulley for the fan and one pulley for the light.
What equipment can I use to integrate it into a home automation system? This is the first thing I will be automating, so I have no equipment to begin with.
Basic functionality would be the ability to control the light and fan through an app on my phone.
Extra features that would be nice to have:
- Dim the lights on the fan
- Cycle through fan speeds
- Schedule the lights/fan based on time of day
- Automate fan based on bedroom temperature
Edit Thanks for the feedback and questions. I found this which helped me answer my own question.
Answer: "You need a switch such as 'Z-Wave Smart Fan Control from GE' or 'Insteon Hub Pro Advanced Central Controller'. You'll also need to decide which protocol you want to use, such as Zigbee, Z-Wave, Apple HomeKit, etc."