I have an electrician coming to replace a ceiling fan with light kit. The fan has two wall switches, one for the lights and one on/off switch for the fan. I want to add this fan to SmartThings hub eventually. To my knowledge there is no speed control available at the switch. Will the GE Z-Wave fan control wall switch actually control the speed also? There are two chains at the fan which operate as on/off for lights or speed (hi, med, lo) for the fan.
I’m skeptical that just changing out the fan on/off switch with the GE Z-wave fan control will actually allow me to control the fan speed. Any suggestions? I’m wondering if I should have the electrician install a wireless receiver of some type up in the fan housing while he’s up there. It’s an 18’ ceiling. So I won’t be able to get up there easily after he’s gone.