I got Harmon XXV (Non TC Model). Motherboard are 1/3 the cost on old unit. I just set my temp and forget it. On Auto it will turn off anyways if too hot. My Torn RC and Shoulder muscle thanked me this past Winter. Went from BK King (Wood) to Harmon XXV. So much easier than wood. Only downside is I had 10 cords of Wood, Bucked up. Split Up, Dried and Stacked ready in bay of building and behind it. Wife's Niece got a deal (free). Got another cord bucked up ready for them to come get it. Tree's never quit getting damaged (sheered off) in my forest.A basic Lux digital thermostat will provide this functionality too. I liked this option because it allowed me to put the thermostat in the hallway outside of the stove room. That was better for more even house heating. Built-in proprietary electronics can get expensive to repair.
Sure. But the TC has that already built in. You can get wireless for it. Auto will cycle it when needed. All the Bells and Whistles. But they make terrible coffee. Put the pot on it and it never get beyond warmish.The OP wants an auto-start feature so that they can wake up to a warmed-up room. Can an external thermostat be connected to the XXV?