6.3 - SUPPLEMENTARY HEATING SYSTEMS
  Number of households by region Number of households by type of dwelling1
Manitoba / Saskatchewan Alberta British Columbia Single detached houses
Households using supplementary heating equipment
Yes 279,200 A 530,472 A 803,278 A 3,984,615 A
No 591,369 A 823,255 A 992,365 A 4,052,055 A
Don't know U U U U
Not stated U U U 110,812 A
Type of supplementary heating equipment used most often
Electric baseboards 41,110 M U 140,562 M 515,931 A
Portable electric heater 95,729 M 149,223 M 240,201 M 754,612 A
Wood stove U U U 575,762 A
Wood fireplace U U U 248,792 A
Gas fireplace 41,976 M 124,923 M 210,601 M 883,072 A
Electric fireplace 21,543 M U U 199,712 M
Furnace U U U 198,943 M
Radiant floor heating U U U 112,267 M
Other U U U 183,933 A
Don't know U U
Not stated 32,479 M U 95,893 M 504,370 A
Use of supplementary heating equipment in an average week during the heating season
Did not use supplementary heating during an average week 76,997 A 105,238 M 203,675 M 828,467 A
1 to 7 hours 79,333 A 166,095 M 201,818 M 1,018,723 A
8 to 21 hours 41,970 M 105,378 M 162,282 M 631,291 A
22 to 50 hours U U 55,541 M 432,652 A
51 hours or more U U 63,153 M 287,595 A
Don't know 39,134 M 60,541 M 77,503 M 616,208 A
Not stated 30,897 M U U 363,605 A
Households using a supplementary furnace
Yes 68,627 M 184,317 M 181,787 M 1,151,834 A
No 194,562 A 334,134 A 569,867 A 2,645,602 A
Don't know U U U
Not stated U U U 348,588 A
Energy source of the supplementary furnace
Electricity U U 72,754 M 321,138 A
Natural gas U 108,474 M 64,878 M 378,981 A
Heating oil U U 80,260 M
Wood U U U 255,928 A
Propane U U 59,887 M
Other U U
Dual sources U U U 32,806 M
Don't know U U U
Not stated U U U 350,206 A

Footnotes:

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

Note:

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

Legend:

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

Source:

2011 Survey of Household Energy Use