6.5 - FIREPLACES
  Number of households by type of dwelling1
Double/row houses Low-rise apartments High-rise apartments Mobile homes
Households with a fireplace
Yes 637,379 A 321,213 M U U
No 1,074,807 A 1,671,751 A 849,523 A 138,868 M
Don't know U U
Not stated U U U U
Households with a wood burning fireplace
One 164,568 M U U U
Two or more U U
None 435,071 A 200,623 M U U
Don't know
Not stated U U U U
Total households with a wood burning fireplace 202,308 A U U U
Households with an electric fireplace
One 94,493 M 78,408 M U U
Two or more U U U U
None 491,348 A 234,818 M U U
Don't know U
Not stated U U U
Total households with an electric fireplace 146,032 M 86,395 M U U
Main purpose of electric fireplace(s)
Primarily for heat U U U U
Primarily for aesthetics 44,818 M U U U
For both heat and aesthetics U U U U
Don't know U U U
Not stated U U U
Households with a gas fireplace
One 287,034 A U U U
Two or more U U U
None 230,201 A 165,614 M U U
Don't know U
Not stated U U U
Total households with a gas fireplace 407,179 A 155,598 M U U
Main energy source of gas fireplace
Natural gas 343,797 M U U U
Propane U U U
Other U
Dual source
Not stated U U U
Pilot light turned off in the summer
Yes 237,605 M 48,016 M U U
No 107,612 M U U U
No pilot light U U
Don't know U U
Not stated U U U
Type of venting for the main gas fireplace
Out the chimney 71,918 M U U U
Out the side wall (direct vent) 227,812 M U U U
Don't know U U U
Not stated U U U
Use of the main gas fireplace during the heating season
Every day U U U U
Several times a week U U U
A few times a week U U U
A few times a month U U U U
Never U U U U
Don't know
Not stated U U U

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