Yes, we have a digital thermostat on our Keystoker. Ours is set approx 1 hour before the time needed for heat in the morning. I changed the jumper on the back of the circuit board to Electric instead of Gas, since there seems to be a different program for it. gas is more instant, where electric takes a bit longer like the stove to heat up. Seems to work well. Plus adjusting the feed rate and idle timer down to burn very little when not needed.