My husband sent me this New York Times article ( published January 20/10). One man in the article who lives in a Lower East Side loft decided not to get central heating because he would have to insulate his wooden ceiling and the music he listens to just wouldn't sound the same. So he prefers to live in the cold so he can listen to good quality sound. I love that.
You can read about other people who live without heat at Cold House Journal.