Just love with food, when something is home made it is usually better than stuff that has been processed in a factory, however, when it comes to heating & air conditioning, home made can be fine or bad, but when every one of us are dealing with heating, home made heating is not only cost saving, it also can be better in general! A fireplace for instance is a fine example of home made heating for your home.
When you have an authentic fireplace that is considered home made; You are not using any gas or electric to run the fireplace, it is just natural fire, natural wood plus everything is what mother nature made; Cutting wood for a fireplace can eventually end up being a task, however especially if you live in a colder area of the country; Or if you are 1 of these people who tend to get forgetful to do things.
Also if you have problems with your health or are just out of shape in general, having a fireplace may not be the best option. All of the physical toil you will have to go through to be able to have a fireplace can be tiring. I suppose I had a fireplace in the aged house I used to live in many many years ago. And the whole thing that I hated the most was splitting the wood to locale in the fireplace. All together though, i personally chose to go with a central heating plus for all of our heating & air conditioning needs.