Bathroom Fan Smart Phone control
But I have run onto a snag. I travel a fair bit, and leave the air off in the home for days at a time, and when I return the loft is terribly hot. (yesterday it was 86 degrees in the loft)
The house has a light switch near the thermostat, to vent the loft of hot air. This switch controls the bathroom exhaust fan in the loft.
When I opened the vent cover for the fan, and find that the fan is plugged into a two prong outlet under the plastic ceiling decorative cover.
I am looking for a way to turn this fan on using my cell phone and an app, so that the house is vented before I come home.
I have control of the nest thermostat, but do not want to cool all the hot air, but would rather vent the hot air, then turn on the central air.
1- Does anyone know of a smart switch that does not use the red wire, I only have black white and ground in the switch box, or ...
2- is there a two prong outlet controller available like the CE smart outlets, but without the ground pin. Or ...
3- does anyone know if I cut off the ground pin and put it in the fan plug, and plug the fan into the CE outlet, will it work?
Thanks for your help!