You can get the extra programming options with a Hunter SRC controller. Three different programs, each with their own schedules. Best of all, you can keep the controller in the garage, and connect their SRR receiver to the controller, and use the deck-of-cards-sized transmitter to operate it from inside the house, as long as there aren't masonry walls between the receiver and transmitter. Frame construction doesn't block the signals, but stone and concrete and metal will. Hunter also makes controllers with more features than the SRC, but compared to a 1991 controller, the SRC is more than enough.