Residential Sector
British Columbia and Territories1
Table 22: Single Detached Heating System Stock by Heating System Type
  1990   2011 2012 2013 2014 2015
Total Single Detached Heating System Stock (thousands) 759.2   1,012.8 1,018.6 1,032.7 1,040.1 1,046.6

Heating System Stock by Heating System Type (thousands)
Heating Oil – Normal Efficiency 84.1   2.1 2.3 1.6 1.8 1.7
Heating Oil – Medium Efficiency 0.9   29.4 29.4 30.3 30.0 29.5
Heating Oil – High Efficiency 0.0   0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Natural Gas – Normal Efficiency 355.2   22.3 9.7 0.3 0.2 0.2
Natural Gas – Medium Efficiency 13.5   166.6 163.3 158.7 151.2 142.1
Natural Gas – High Efficiency 27.5   123.0 142.0 161.8 179.2 197.6
Electric 170.8   494.0 493.4 497.9 494.0 489.9
Heat Pump 12.9   39.2 40.4 41.9 42.8 43.7
Other1 8.6   11.0 10.7 10.7 10.5 10.2
Wood 0.7   1.1 1.1 1.2 1.2 1.2

Dual Systems
Wood/Electric 54.6   73.5 74.7 75.8 76.4 77.0
Wood/Heating Oil 18.8   25.8 26.2 26.6 26.8 27.0
Natural Gas/Electric 9.0   16.4 16.7 17.1 17.3 17.5
Heating Oil/Electric 2.7   8.4 8.6 8.8 8.9 9.1

Shares (%)
Heating Oil – Normal Efficiency 11.1   0.2 0.2 0.2 0.2 0.2
Heating Oil – Medium Efficiency 0.1   2.9 2.9 2.9 2.9 2.8
Heating Oil – High Efficiency 0.0   0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Natural Gas – Normal Efficiency 46.8   2.2 1.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Natural Gas – Medium Efficiency 1.8   16.5 16.0 15.4 14.5 13.6
Natural Gas – High Efficiency 3.6   12.1 13.9 15.7 17.2 18.9
Electric 22.5   48.8 48.4 48.2 47.5 46.8
Heat Pump 1.7   3.9 4.0 4.1 4.1 4.2
Other1 1.1   1.1 1.0 1.0 1.0 1.0
Wood 0.1   0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1

Dual Systems
Wood/Electric 7.2   7.3 7.3 7.3 7.3 7.4
Wood/Heating Oil 2.5   2.5 2.6 2.6 2.6 2.6
Natural Gas/Electric 1.2   1.6 1.6 1.7 1.7 1.7
Heating Oil/Electric 0.4   0.8 0.8 0.9 0.9 0.9

Footnotes:

1) “Other” includes coal and propane.