When it comes down to it, I would rather be too cold than too hot.
I feel it is easy to bundle up in layers, crank the heating system and be comfortable.
When it is too hot, I just feel cranky. I hate the heat that makes it difficult to breathe. I don’t like it when my crotch, butt and armpits are all swampy. I hate that the heat makes it difficult to do anything outside. I lived down south my entire life and decided that I had enough with the heat. A person can only get sunburned so many times. I was sick of living my life in the AC. I chose to move to Glenview Illinois and I haven’t regretted that decision since. Illinois is quite cold. Even in the summer months it doesn’t get that high. Peak summer temperatures are maybe in the 80s. Most of the time the weather is going to be crisp and cool. I like that I can actually wear pants and a jacket. I like that I no longer own an air conditioner. It just wasn’t a feasible purchase. I do however own a really good heating system. I have a gas fireplace in the living room and an upstairs electric heater. September to April is the peak time to turn on the heating system. Most people are appalled that I live in cool weather that long. I really don’t mind it. I actually get to experience snow and I can garden outside as long as I want to now.