Not having bought a ceiling fan for about 13 years things have changed.
Now house pre-wires include one hot and one switched, but...
98% of the fans I find expect you to have only a hot, and they have a remote that controls the fan and light. So when you hang them you either use the hot (and only the remote) or the switched (and the fan comes on and off at the way you last set the remote).
From a home automation standpoint this means that wall mount fan speed controls no longer work, and similarly you cannot use a switch on the wall for just the light.
At least not without modification.
So what do people do who ware setting up home automation?
One option, if you have a AC motor, is try to convert it to old-style wall control. Example: https://pottsy84.wor...remote-control/
I have not tried that, and in particular not sure if the LED assembly in most fans today is 110v or low voltage, but it does seem likely this could be done. I could then put a RF dimmer and RF fan control on the wall and control it. If it's an AC fan.
I bought an AC fan, and it hums. I hate it. I can't decide if I can put it up with it enough to bother converting, or if I should just move it to some little used room.
I also bought a DC fan, and that seems much harder to hack in the same way.
Then there's BOND. https://bondhome.io/
That looks promising, and they have a beta of local IP control from programs like Home Assistant, but apparently it is not working well. But a possibility -- no hacking the fan, just hack the RF interface.
Anyone using either of these approaches? What would you do if starting fresh (I have bought only two fans so far, one pretty cheap so almost a throw-away, need four more).
Are there other good options?