replacing a ceiling fan wall switch with a dimmer
We live in a newer home (built 2002) in which all the bedrooms had ceiling fans that were controlled with 2 small switches in a single (one way) wall switch spot - one switch controlled the fan and one was for the lights.
We replaced the ceiling fans with either overhead lighting fixtures or chandeliers. Now, one of the small wall swithces controls the light fixture/chandelier and the other does nothing.
Now, we want to install a dimmer in the one room with a chandelier. Other than accounting for the total wattage of the chandelier, is their any special type of dimmer that should be purchased to replace the old switch?
While I haven't removed the exisiting wall switch to examine it, I will assume that it contains the same wiring that is in the ceiling box. Therefore, would I just wire the dimmer black to black, white to white, ground to ground, and cap the red wire as I did in the ceiling box?
Thanks in advance for the reply.