Just adore with food, when something is house made it is usually better than stuff that has been processed in a factory, and however, when it comes to heating plus a/c, house made can be nice or bad, but when the two of us are dealing with heating, house made heating is not only cost saving, it also can be better in general! A fireplace for instance is a nice example of house made heating for your home, but when you have an authentic fireplace that is considered house made, you are not using any gas or electric to run the fireplace, then it is just natural fire, natural wood plus everything is what mother nature made, and cutting wood for a fireplace can eventually end up being a task, and especially if you live in a colder section of the country! Or if you are one of these people who tend to get forgetful to do things.
Also if you have concerns with your health or are just out of shape in general, having a fireplace may not be the best option.
All of the physical labor you will have to go through to be able to have a fireplace can be tiring. I guess I had a fireplace in the old house I used to live in many many years ago. And the whole thing that I hated the most was cutting the wood to venue in the fireplace. All together though, i personally chose to go with a central heating plus a/c plan for all of my heating plus a/c needs.