Best Brand for Ceiling Fan Universal Remote
Asked May 11, 2009, 03:17 PM
I am trying to find a recommended universal remote control for a ceiling fan.
I have read reviews online (mostly at Amazon) that the Hunter universal remotes are dodgy, as they appear to turn lights on and off at random.
I went to the Lowe's today, and they said they don't see many problems with either the Hunter or the Harbor Breeze universal remotes.
I have also looked online, but can't find much information on any other brand. However, it seems there are chronic problems with almost all these remotes.
I plan on buying a remote and wall plate control, as I don't want to be stuck having a non working remote and no way to control my fan.
I also would like to buy something at a local store in case I am having problems and can go exchange. However, if someone can swear by a universal remote I have no problem buying one online.
Can someone recommend a brand or model of universal remotes for a ceiling fan?
Also, can I mix different brands of a wall plate control and remote?
FYI all the fans in my house are either Hampton Bays or Hunters, but obviously want to buy a remote that will work with almost any ceiling fan (except the huggers and flush mounts, as I understand the housing is too small to hold the remote receiver).
Many thanks in advance for your help.