Advanced Programmable Thermostats

Manufacturers are continually adding bells and whistles to thermostats that drive the price well into the hundreds of dollars. New models can show indoor and outdoor temperature and humidity and can control a humidifier and dehumidifier in addition to the furnace and air conditioning units. They also provide reminders when it is time to change air filters, humidifier pads or batteries. Other models have lockout settings to keep others from changing the temperature and thermostat programs.

Other options for certain situations include: