All the fancy functions on programmable thermostats won't save you a bit on heating costs if you're too intimidated to use them. But take heart, technophobes. The familiar round thermostat is all its comforting simplicity is still available from Honeywell.
The thermostat no longer contains mercury, a concession to modernity.
Designed to be installed by the homeowner, the thermostat comes in heat only and heat/cool models.
If you're feeling adventurous, you can upgrade to the heat/cool digital model which also has a light – a handy feature if you're fiddling with the thermostat in a darkened room.