We currently have a single switch to a ceiling fan with with no light. We would like to change it to ceiling fan with lights and remote control. Do we need additional switch to control light / fan separately, or can we just use the single switch and remote control to control the other features of the fan?
A ceiling fan can be wired so that a duplex (2 toggles on switch) switch will control the fan and the light separately. Additionally, a remote control device can also be installed separate from the wall switch to control both fan and light.
Most new fans on the market today have a remote included with the fan. There are also remote upgrades available that include the receiving and sending units. The receiver mounts (and is wired) under the ceiling ring.