My wife and I have consistently lived up north where it snows every year.
We had a wood furnace for heating the modern home and a fireplace as well, but it was genuinely nice while in the winter, because both of us saved a lot of money on fuel.
We had 15 acres of property and plenty of trees to chop down for firewood, but things were a lot weird when both of us moved to Tampa! My Mom and Dad moved to Tampa when I was in my forties. I never planned for my wife and I to transport to Tampa as well, although I wanted to be there when my dad was sick and my mom could not care for him alone. My wife agreed to transport as long as both of us found a locale close to the beach, and property in Clearwater Beach was genuinely lavish, however both of us managed to find a modern home with numerous acres of property and access to a community cool. I knew it was pressing to have a pool, because the hot and cold temperatures in Tampa, FL are extremely hot and humid while in the summer time and fall months, but another good feature in the Clearwater beach modern home was the central AC. It was set up with Zone control features that allowed us to change the hot and cold temperatures in weird parts of the house. It was super convenient when both of us did not want to heat the home offices on the west side of the house. We did not assume both of us would have to use any heat in Tampa, FL, however there were a couple of afternoons when the hot and cold temperatures were colder than I wanted to bear.