9.1 - HOT WATER1
  Number of households by region
Manitoba / Saskatchewan Alberta British Columbia
Households with a hot water heater
Yes 606,394 A 1,094,612 A 1,278,857 A
No U U 81,678 M
Don't know U U U
Not stated U U U
The hot water heater is located in the dwelling
Yes 581,875 A 1,070,636 A 1,119,595 A
No U U U
Don't know U U
Not stated U U U
Type of hot water heater
Standard hot water tank 555,555 A 991,819 A 985,836 A
Tankless (instantaneous water heater) U U U
Combination boiler (typically a wall hung unit) U U U
Other U U U
Don't know U U U
Not stated U U U
Energy source of the hot water heater
Electricity 212,783 A 96,507 M 518,528 A
Oil U
Natural gas 347,041 A 896,208 A 480,749 A
Propane U U U
Other source U U
Don't know U U U
Not stated U U U
Age of the hot water heater
5 years or less 176,780 A 253,957 A 329,780 M
6 to 10 years 113,798 A 251,765 A 298,261 M
11 to 15 years U 66,861 M U
16 to 20 years U U U
21 to 25 years U U U
26 years or more U U U
Not stated 284,775 A 467,157 A 577,470 A
Replaced the previous hot water tank with the current hot water heater
Yes 366,596 A 527,652 A 548,268 A
No 188,695 A 497,339 A 447,421 M
Don't know U U U
Not stated U U U
Condition of the previous hot water tank when replaced
Still working 89,208 A 291,696 A 202,182 M
Not working 269,807 A 220,265 A 340,629 A
Don't know U U U
Not stated 53,235 M 72,441 M 271,384 M
Age of the previous hot water tank when replaced
5 years or less U U
6 to 10 years U U U
11 to 15 years U U U
16 to 20 years U U U
21 to 25 years U U U
26 years or more U U U
Not stated 109,827 A 256,263 A 386,256 A
Households with a low-flow showerhead
Yes 449,783 A 739,168 A 1,008,468 A
No 315,762 A 397,833 A 571,010 A
Don't know 76,924 M 125,975 M U
Not stated U U U

Footnotes:

1 Only respondents who own their dwellings

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