I have a new home with a ceiling fan with light kit installed in the living room.
The Fan and light are controlled by a remote control, but there are 2 wall switches in a double gang box that ultimately control power to the fan/light. I'm guessing the original idea of having 2 switches wired was to allow one to control the fan and one to control the lights, and this setup was not needed when they installed a fan/light combo that used a remote control.
Whats befuddling to me is why it's wired so that both switches control power to the fan/light unit, i.e. if the fan/light is off, either switch will provide power to unit.
Looks like a 2 conductor (black & white) wire enter the bottom of the box, and a 3 conductor (Black, White & Red) wire enters the top of the box. Both switches are pigtailed to the the black line/hot wire and the line & load side neutrals are connected. Switch 1 is then connected to the load side black wire & Switch 2 is connected to the load side red. All grounds are connected.
Is this correct wiring, and if so, is it a common practice?
What would I need to do if I wanted to replace the two switches with a wireless enabled in-wall switch so that only it provides power to the unit - disconnect switch 2 and cap its current load side red wire?