We currently have only a light (no fan) hanging from the second story
ceiling over the center landing of the stairs between the two floors and
want to add a ceiling fan with light. The light is controlled by
switches both on the first floor and the second floor.
Although I have installed several ceiling fans, I have never installed
one that had a remote nor have I ever even bothered to look at how the
ones with remotes work.
This is a relatively new home built to look like an older Victorian Home
so the wiring is all up to date but it is nearly impossible to get into
the attic thus I would prefer not to have to change any wiring.
Now finally, my question(s): how exactly do the remotes work? Can the
hot wire(s) just continue to be like it is to the light and it actually
goes to both the light and fan and then the remote controls the fan (in
short, do I need to change any wiring). I would still like to control
the fan light with the current switches and the only the fan with the
remote, I this possible?
If anyone has a clue as to what I mean, please advise.