The heating system in our new house ran off a Honeywell thermostat. A great and reliable thermostat that could probably run many more years but looking at the age I knew it had seen its heyday a long time ago. We had always talked about getting a programmable thermostat at our old home but I was always worried that I could not install it correctly. However, we decided to tackle The Nest thermostat and we are both glad we did.
The install took about 10 minutes and connected to our wireless network the software updated and the setup took another 10 minutes. And just like that we could turn our heat up or down using our phone from wherever we were. In a few weeks it started to learn our patterns and adjusted the heat up or down when it knew we were home or not. Now we just have to get another couple for the rest of our thermostats.