I recently bought a remote controlled ceiling fan that I am trying to install. The bedroom where I'm installing it has two light switches and two ceiling fans currently. I have removed one of the ceiling fans. There are two cables entering the box. One cable has a black, red and white wire, the other has a black and white. (It's an old house. Neither have a ground wire.)
The 2 black wires were paired, the red and white were paired and a single white wire.
What's confusing me is why the red and white wires are paired. I know they are linked to the light switch but I'm unsure of why they were paired.
What am I looking for is a way to have constant power for the fan but have the light controllable from the wall switch as well as the remote.