6.5 - FIREPLACES
  Number of households by region
Canada Atlantic Quebec Ontario
Households with a fireplace
Yes 6,154,561 A 336,390 A 1,023,267 A 2,811,204 A
No 7,192,114 A 604,802 A 2,268,550 A 2,173,518 A
Don't know U U U
Not stated 203,722 A 38,713 M 65,223 M 67,766 M
Households with a wood burning fireplace
One 2,170,785 A 127,665 A 659,343 A 828,751 A
Two or more 450,187 M U U 291,822 M
None 3,239,440 A 185,029 A 256,233 M 1,554,755 A
Don't know U
Not stated 286,421 A U U 135,877 M
Total households with a wood burning fireplace 2,915,121 A 151,361 A 767,034 A 1,256,450 A
Households with an electric fireplace
One 1,123,452 A 133,191 A 141,254 M 525,238 A
Two or more 156,604 A U U 69,396 M
None 4,482,426 A 174,750 A 773,428 A 2,044,101 A
Don't know U
Not stated 384,173 A U U 172,469 M
Total households with an electric fireplace 1,672,134 A 161,640 A 249,839 M 767,103 A
Main purpose of electric fireplace(s)
Primarily for heat 151,592 M U U U
Primarily for aesthetics 518,842 A 70,284 A 69,369 M 265,957 M
For both heat and aesthetics 445,927 A 38,338 M U 239,832 M
Don't know U U U
Not stated 529,726 A 34,084 M U 193,362 A
Households with a gas fireplace
One 2,333,347 A 56,744 M 148,379 M 1,126,567 A
Two or more 594,073 A U U 308,468 M
None 2,919,409 A 255,550 A 755,742 A 1,256,207 A
Don't know U U
Not stated 286,282 A U U 113,438 M
Total households with a gas fireplace 3,235,152 A 80,840 A 267,525 M 1,554,998 A
Main energy source of gas fireplace
Natural gas 2,583,305 A U U 1,350,793 A
Propane 308,728 A 59,390 M 131,953 M 62,332 M
Other U U U
Dual source U
Not stated 337,620 A 20,070 M U 140,075 M
Pilot light turned off in the summer
Yes 1,680,294 A 46,708 M 126,757 M 734,949 A
No 1,149,085 A U U 641,937 A
No pilot light 68,900 M U U U
Don't know U U U U
Not stated 280,102 A U U 115,426 M
Type of venting for the main gas fireplace
Out the chimney 983,566 A U U 455,187 A
Out the side wall (direct vent) 1,636,393 A 36,508 M 133,800 M 851,656 A
Don't know 277,504 M U U 110,090 M
Not stated 337,689 A 20,070 M U 138,065 M
Use of the main gas fireplace during the heating season
Every day 606,949 A U U 356,688 A
Several times a week 519,676 A U U 250,252 A
A few times a week 452,750 A U U 209,944 M
A few times a month 958,241 A U U 413,488 A
Never 361,713 A U U 185,022 M
Don't know U U U
Not stated 306,138 A 20,716 M U 116,717 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