I want to replace the on/off switch for our attic fan, and this is the only switch in the house that I’m aware of that operates it. The wires are red, white, and black. Will a traditional 3-way switch work for this?

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    Does the fan have hi/lo speed? Is there a middle position on the switch? – Harper Apr 24 '18 at 21:01
  • @Harper I just checked, it in fact does. I just bought this house and never had an attic fan before, so I thought it only was on or off. Thanks for posing this question. I guess this sort of answers my question then. – Aaron Lea Apr 24 '18 at 21:09
  • Yeah, 3-way plus hi-lo would be a bridge too far. Well, maybe a purpose built fan speed control. – Harper Apr 24 '18 at 21:12
  • What are you after? Just changing the switch so it looks better? You can use a double three-way swich instead. One of the switch will toggle on/off, the other will toggle hi-lo speed. You can ask a follow-up question on how to wire it. – Jeffrey Apr 24 '18 at 21:21
  • Yes, just trying to update the look. To keep it consolidated to a single switch, and not have to install a larger box to house two switches, I’ll probably look for a 2 speed switch that works in a similar fashion as the current switch. – Aaron Lea Apr 24 '18 at 21:24

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