I am installing a whole house fan in a new house. It is installed on a separate circuit with an outlet in the attic and an on/off switch for the outlet in house. I’d like to have smart control ability for this fan. I am thinking of installing either a smart outlet in the attic where the fan will be plugged in or a smart switch like the GE in wall smart switch. I’m not interested in speed control, only on/off. I’ll be using a Samsung SmartThings Hub. Is there any advantage to using the outlet versus the switch? I’d like to use the switch so if there is ever a problem I can replace it from house rather than crawling into attic.
I envision using the switch to either set different timing for when the fan runs or perhaps control based on a temperature sensor in the house or attic.
Below is a link to the fan, it does not draw much current.