A heating system isn’t really required but going without cooling is a mistake.
I am not really a fan of air conditioning. I lived up north most of my life. My family never needed a cooling system to get by. Honestly, it just wasn’t that hot. The heat didn’t come until late June and it was gone by early September. Hot summer days were maybe in the 80s. The nights also dropped down and got cold quick. Getting a cooling system would be as worthless as a pony. It might look cool and be fun to talk about, but not used very often for the expense. I learned to only get by with a heating system. When I moved down south I figured AC would be something I could do without. I figured that I was used to no cooling. I immediately bought a heating system though. I got myself a nice gas fireplace for the living during the winter season. So winter down south is maybe two weeks and then it feels like a northern summer. It was the winter season and I already was contemplating cooling. By the time spring rolled around I realized that the south is the reverse. A heating system isn’t really required but going without cooling is a mistake. I immediately got on the phone with the HVAC company that installed my heating system. I got central air set up in my home within a few weeks. I am so grateful to own that cooling system now that it is a southern summer. I can’t imagine trying to sleep, work and make dinner in a house without any AC.