The gas fireplace only gets finicky about the remote start
In the north owning an air conditioner is like owning a pool. It looks great, people comment on it but you hardly use it. The northern summers don’t really start until June and by the end of August it is done. The days are hot but the nights get cool fast. A cooling system would only be necessary for maybe two months and not for the entire day. A few nights getting hot enough having an air conditioner would be great. Most northern families get a box or window fan and call that good enough. I know of a few people who bring down a window AC unit for that brief period of time. Nobody owns a central air conditioner though. It would be a spectacular waste of money and hardly used. What the north really does is heating though. My household has three heaters currently. I have an upstairs Moore heater that is vented to a chimney. I have a kitchen ventless heater and a living room gas fireplace. I wish I had a space heater in my office and a mini split in my bedroom. I feel three heaters is enough though. I read that some people get heating service once a year. My upstairs heater came with my house and hasn’t ever quit. The gas fireplace only gets finicky about the remote start. The ventless heater needs my husband and I to take an air compressor and blow all the dust out of it occasionally. Other than that, I haven’t noticed an issue with the heating systems never getting service.