10.5 - CLOTHES WASHER
  Number of households by region
Canada Atlantic Quebec Ontario
Households with a clothes washer
Yes 12,033,046 A 926,466 A 3,113,119 A 4,326,574 A
No 1,518,260 A 50,924 M 273,096 M 703,658 A
Not stated U U U
Type of clothes washer
Standard top-loading 6,892,793 A 693,756 A 1,996,700 A 2,252,182 A
Standard front-loading 3,966,709 A 146,354 A 911,598 A 1,632,434 A
Washer/dryer combination with top-loading washer 315,653 A 28,109 M U 141,251 M
Washer/dryer combination with front-loading washer 409,018 A 35,426 M 83,805 M 153,588 M
Other 124,674 M U U 70,689 M
Don't know U U U
Not stated 367,430 A U U 108,831 M
Size of the clothes washer
Mini (compact - less than 45 L/10 gal.) 673,896 A 27,876 M 126,676 M 237,618 M
Standard (full size - greater than or equal to 45 L/10 gal.) 10,797,870 A 869,931 A 2,850,604 A 3,945,240 A
Don't know 374,007 M U 118,404 M U
Not stated 235,088 M U U U
Age of the clothes washer
5 years or less 5,046,454 A 353,590 A 1,292,333 A 1,895,473 A
6 to 10 years 3,297,413 A 282,105 A 846,718 A 1,210,932 A
11 to 15 years 1,849,326 A 126,854 A 597,494 A 591,109 A
16 to 20 years 701,121 A 58,705 A 171,818 M 228,136 A
21 to 25 years 269,348 A U 99,278 M 78,106 M
26 years or more 149,133 M U U U
Don't know 429,085 A U U 164,147 M
Not stated 338,981 A U U 144,068 M
Households with an ENERGY STAR® clothes washer
Yes 6,119,506 A 434,606 A 1,531,440 A 2,409,434 A
No 2,466,324 A 165,532 A 709,073 A 736,081 A
Don't know 1,949,340 A 187,837 A 441,328 A 737,328 A
Not stated 1,545,691 A 141,006 A 431,278 A 476,977 A
Water temperature used most for washing clothes
Hot 399,394 A U 110,781 M 163,108 M
Cold 6,752,911 A 601,989 A 2,110,203 A 2,326,674 A
Warm 4,541,068 A 289,093 A 827,971 A 1,709,657 A
Don't know U U U U
Not stated 289,386 A U U 113,616 M
Water temperature used most for rinsing clothes
Hot 211,515 M U U U
Cold 9,630,771 A 780,691 A 2,698,136 A 3,459,049 A
Warm 1,792,971 A 119,752 A 294,478 A 673,872 A
Don't know 218,626 M U U U
Not stated 226,978 M U U U
Loads of clothes washed in an average winter week
One or less 1,183,724 A 71,844 A 400,351 A 423,725 A
Two to three 4,324,954 A 251,994 A 1,320,820 A 1,398,823 A
Four to seven 4,484,398 A 391,068 A 1,039,786 A 1,683,328 A
More than seven 1,333,268 A 152,333 A 253,370 A 575,447 A
Don't know 418,592 A 48,497 M U 164,041 M
Not stated 335,925 A U U 114,456 M
Loads of clothes washed in an average summer week
One or less 965,857 A 53,546 M 285,206 A 378,506 A
Two to three 4,401,230 A 244,022 A 1,300,567 A 1,350,726 A
Four to seven 4,522,008 A 408,627 A 1,086,155 A 1,786,952 A
More than seven 1,366,857 A 151,955 A 276,719 A 586,459 A
Don't know 535,163 A 63,566 M U 173,457 M
Not stated 289,745 M U U 83,722 M

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