Here's what I've got in a new house. My patio has a pair of ceiling fans (2) with lights and they're controlled by a 4 way set of light switches (3 dumb switches). Their are neutral wires at the switches.
Here's what I want to do. Control the fans independently of the lights. Need suggestions on hardware.
I've checked out that new Inovelli fan switch that's available for pre-order, and unfortunately it doesn't handle multi-pole installs. I am thinking about getting that one for some of the bedrooms though, looks awesome.
Is there any combo of hardware that anyone can suggest to get separate control of the lights and fans? I'm kind of stumped and thinking I might just need to have an electrician come run another loop just for controlling the fans. I'd be ok if the 4 way switches only controlled the lights and I had to add another single switch for the fans as two of the three switch locations would only ever need to turn the lights on and off, not the fans.
Thanks in advance for any suggestions!
Edit: I have several zwave dimmers, switches, and aux switches still on hand if that can be worked into an idea