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Z-Wave Fan Control

Like most Z-Wave devices, Z-Wave fan controls are available in a range of styles and price points. So, it will help to decide what you’re looking for in a fan control, and how many you’ll need to purchase. If you’re starting with just one room, you might want to try something simple, basic, and multifunctional, like the Enerwave 3-Way Add-On Switch for Light/Fan Control to Z-Wave Dimmer Switch. Priced affordably, the Enerwave functions as a control and dimmer in one, so you can control one fan from anywhere. And, the Enerwave Switch reduces energy consumption by allowing you 24-7 access to your fans and lights.

The GE Z-Wave Smart Fan Control is another popular, if slightly pricier, option for those in search of a Z-Wave dimmer. This robust, highly-adaptable option allows for use alone or with up to six wiring configurations, and allows users to control fans through a mobile device. As with many Z-Wave smart devices, the GE Smart Fan Control enables users to create custom scenes, combining lighting, music, and fans, from anywhere in the world.


The price of a Z-Wave fan controller – typically between twenty and fifty dollars, depending on available features – will enhance the comfort and efficiency of your home in ways you might not have anticipated. Consider this: with a smart Z-Wave fan control, you’ll be able to program the fan before you come home from work. You can shut it off from work, and reset it should the weather change suddenly. From room to room, you’ll have complete control over the fans throughout your home.

Plus, many Z-Wave fan controllers can work in tandem with other smart devices in your home to create a highly intiuitive environment for you and your family, in which your smart devices actually predict your behaviors, as well as regulate to changing climates. Paired with a temperature sensor, your smart fan could “learn” to turn on when the air warms to a certain degree – without your having to lift a finger.

And, Z-Wave fan controllers can be linked to timers, so you fall asleep to a fan, but it’s not left on all night.


The first step in turning your home smart is to install the Z-Wave wireless network, which is an extremely robust but lightweight network that will never interfere with your WIFI. The network is designed to be easy to install – most homeowners do it themselves! But there are resources if technology intimidates you, from online forums to Z-Wave’s customer service line.

In a smart home, devices communicate with each other via a centralized “hub,” which delivers messages straight to the homeowner’s smart phone or tablet. Functioning as the heart of the smart home, the hub accepts messages delivered by the homeowner – shut off the fans, for example – and sends them straight to the device. Installed after the initial network is set up, the hub is where it all begins, so to speak, because once the “hub” is connected to the network, smart devices are added one by one. Then, once preferences are set, your smart devices go to work, learning your behavior and adjusting accordingly.


The first step in turning your home smart is to install the Z-Wave wireless network, which is an extremely robust but lightweight network that will never interfere with your WIFI. The network is designed to be easy to install – most homeowners do it themselves! But there are resources if technology intimidates you, from online forums to Z-Wave’s customer service line.

In a smart home, devices communicate with each other via a centralized “hub,” which delivers messages straight to the homeowner’s smart phone or tablet. Functioning as the heart of the smart home, the hub accepts messages delivered by the homeowner – shut off the fans, for example – and sends them straight to the device. Installed after the initial network is set up, the hub is where it all begins, so to speak, because once the “hub” is connected to the network, smart devices are added one by one. Then, once preferences are set, your smart devices go to work, learning your behavior and adjusting accordingly.


Z-Wave fan controllers do a lot more than just keep you cool. A Z-Wave fan control can save homeowners money in wasted energy – fans are never left on excessively and, when combined with other systems like lighting and temperature sensors, can ensure that no energy is ever wasted. Z-Wave fan controllers can replace air conditioners in some circumstances – once homeowners realize how easy it is to cool their home remotely with a smart fan controller, they often come to rely on their fans for cooling much more than they do their AC units.


Z-Wave devices are designed under stringent guidelines, and are tested thoroughly to ensure that they’ll serve their users efficiently and effectively for years to come. Made to function simply, Z-Wave fan controls are streamlined, with a minimum of bells and whistles, so there’s less that could go wrong. With Z-Wave products, you can rest easy knowing that each product has undergone rigorous standards testing, and will work smarter for your family for years to come.



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