I have a new requirement for which I'm not yet sure of the solution, and have not yet bought ANY compoents so would appreciate any advice which can be provided. In summary here is what I need:
We have a brick & concrete garage which is separate from our house, and I am trying to reduce the humidity/damp which means I need to install an extractor fan to create movement of air throughout. I would like to be able to trigger or the fan using automation (maybe with humidity or motion sensors, not decided yet, but certainly timers/schedule).
Due to the location any automation would have to be Zigbee - z-wave does not extend that far. I am assuming that I will install a standard extractor fan (like a bathroom) which would give local control and the run-on timer.
To ask a simple question; is there a zigbee module I can use alongside the lighting wiring which would also trigger the fan to come on (I guess if I wire it like a light it would then either stay on, or carry on with the run-on timer when switched off)?
Are there any recommendations for the actual FAN to go with this setup?
Thanks in advance