6.3 - SUPPLEMENTARY HEATING SYSTEMS
  Number of households by region
Canada Atlantic Quebec Ontario
Households using supplementary heating equipment
Yes 5,098,293 A 413,571 A 1,048,207 A 2,023,565 A
No 7,973,571 A 503,536 A 2,178,058 A 2,884,989 A
Don't know 277,962 M U U U
Not stated 249,296 A U 130,835 M U
Type of supplementary heating equipment used most often
Electric baseboards 705,578 A 84,759 A 296,300 A 142,352 M
Portable electric heater 1,166,719 A 60,477 M U 553,697 A
Wood stove 626,930 A 85,479 A 308,935 A 115,234 M
Wood fireplace 273,280 A U 87,675 M 109,854 M
Gas fireplace 1,116,861 A 30,212 M 75,518 M 633,632 A
Electric fireplace 306,388 A 37,482 M U 146,187 M
Furnace 229,142 M 29,725 M U U
Radiant floor heating 116,148 M U U U
Other 217,495 A 38,270 M U U
Don't know U U U
Not stated 864,469 A 82,618 M 212,826 M 301,021 A
Use of supplementary heating equipment in an average week during the heating season
Did not use supplementary heating during an average week 1,101,931 A 78,701 A 258,469 A 378,851 A
1 to 7 hours 1,296,444 A 98,011 A 172,538 M 578,648 A
8 to 21 hours 831,609 A 77,414 A 125,160 M 319,403 A
22 to 50 hours 498,773 A 39,604 M 152,928 M 207,319 M
51 hours or more 354,176 A 35,455 M 84,450 M 117,923 M
Don't know 819,785 A 83,824 M 293,803 M 264,980 A
Not stated 722,833 A 63,360 M 120,808 M 311,365 A
Households using a supplementary furnace
Yes 1,451,686 A 150,075 A 260,677 A 606,203 A
No 3,500,755 A 256,882 A 802,067 A 1,343,242 A
Don't know U U U
Not stated 640,023 A 69,412 M 144,104 M 224,606 M
Energy source of the supplementary furnace
Electricity 491,477 A 59,802 M 85,004 M 198,049 M
Natural gas 439,694 A U 240,617 A
Heating oil 96,739 M 35,311 M U U
Wood 273,031 A 32,507 M 122,103 M 70,463 M
Propane 70,366 M U U U
Other U U U
Dual sources 55,586 M U U U
Don't know U U U
Not stated 643,097 A 70,071 M 144,104 M 227,021 M

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