Questions about preventing an existing ceiling fan

Cupertino, October 5, 2021

So I have (actually, several) fans that I would like to connect to HomeKit and I have a few questions about my options. For what it's worth, I'm in the US. Fan # 1 is in my office and currently has a single wall on / off switch and two pull chains for turning lights on / off and switching between fan speed. Fan # 2 is in the living room. It has no chains and is completely controlled by remote control ... which I lost. There are two on / off switches on the wall that switch its power, but we have no control over the actual fan speed, as we have lost the remote control. Anyway, the part I'm leaning towards is iFan-04, with HomeKit compatible firmware, so here are my questions: Fan # 1 seems pretty straightforward, but I'm wondering what I should do with the wall switch. I could probably leave it alone, not touch it and control it only through HomeKit, but it would be nice if that place on the wall could control the fan / lights through HomeKit. Fan 2 I'm more worried because I don't have the remote control anymore, I don't know how I would program one of those pucks that are for adapting the existing RC fans for HomeKit. For consistency reasons, I'd rather just put an iFan-04 on it too, but I don't know if this fan style would be accepted or not? I still haven't bought any smart wall switches (although I see that Lutron Casetta is highly recommended here). Any advice / direction is appreciated and let me know if I can provide any more information that could be useful.

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