Number of households by region Number of households by type of dwelling1
Manitoba / Saskatchewan Alberta British Columbia Single detached houses
Dwelling with a central heating unit or heating unit used by their household only
Dwelling unit 752,162 A 1,235,356 A 1,568,367 A 8,230,596 A
Central unit 104,396 M 132,813 M 153,424 M
Don't know U U U
Not stated U U U
Main energy source used for heating
Electricity 252,893 A U 832,410 A 2,245,598 A
Natural gas 506,960 A 1,087,486 A 767,657 A 4,368,492 A
Heating oil U U 32,154 M 562,138 A
Wood U U 52,542 M 372,320 A
Propane U U U 111,767 M
Other U U U
Dual source U 71,857 M U 312,880 A
Don't know U U U U
Not stated U U U 203,937 M
Type of main heating equipment
Furnace 657,069 A 1,174,368 A 807,728 A 5,369,427 A
Boiler 50,263 M 75,331 M 163,628 M 445,816 A
Heating stove (burning wood, pellets, corn, coal …) U U 69,440 M 356,301 A
Electric radiant heating U U U 140,370 M
Electric baseboards 121,089 M U 569,273 M 1,357,890 A
Gas fireplace U U U
Other U U U 40,805 M
Heat pump U U 49,816 M 260,876 A
Don't know U U U U
Not stated U U U 188,663 M


1 Does not include the "Don't know / not stated" category.


Due to rounding, the numbers may not add up and may differ slightly among tables.


The letter beside each estimate classifies its quality as follows: A–Acceptable, M–Use with caution, U–Too unreliable to be published.


2011 Survey of Household Energy Use