When you live in the north you are just used to being cold.
I would say 90% of the time the weather is cold and uncomfortable.
I imagine it is the opposite in the south. They must be used to being hot, sweaty and gross anytime they dare venture outside. In the north anytime I venture outside I brace for the cold air. I have to bundle up in heavy layers most of the year. Most people are shocked by how thin I am when I am indoors and I can take the layers off. The only way you can chuck the wool coat, sweatshirt and boots is with quality heating. That is one thing northerners do not mess around with. We have good, durable and strong heating systems. My house actually has three different types of heating systems. You can’t just get by with one heater when the weather drops into the -20s. I have a gas fireplace that only needs to provide heating for the living room and my home office. The kitchen has a ventless gas heater that only works for the one room. The upstairs bedroom and bathroom have an electric heater that is centrally located. In the heart of the winter all three of the heaters are going at once. Even with them all working, the house is not exactly a hot box. But, I can make due with it. Once the weather starts warming up, I only rely on the gas fireplace in the living room. For the brief summer weather, I just don’t run a heater. It is never hot enough to even think about a/c.