Honeywell, Nest and Lux are a few major brands that offer programmable thermostats with timer and scheduling features. Many models also include remote control abilities, energy-saving features and lighted displays.
Honeywell carries a wide range of programmable thermostats with some models requiring professional installation. The Prestige HD 7-Day Programmable Thermostat allows users to program temperature settings and timers for each day, and the all-in-one control feature lets users adjust air quality devices such as dehumidifiers. The RTH2410B1001 model 5-1-1 Day Programmable Thermostat lets users program temperatures for up to four periods each day; its Early Start function adjusts preheating or pre-cooling to ensure temperatures reach a comfortable level by the programmed time.
The Nest Learning Thermostat features an auto-schedule feature and automatically turns itself off when nobody is home. It also comes with built-in Wi-Fi, allowing users to change its settings from mobile devices and computers. The Universal Touch Screen Programmable Thermostat by Lux lets users program temperatures for two or four periods per day and includes adjustable temperature limit stops. It also features a programmable life timer for the air filter, and users can choose from programmable or non-programmable operation. Other features include an adjustable vacation hold, a manual hold, an energy usage monitor and a user-friendly touch screen.