5.2 - DWELLING IMPROVEMENTS TO REDUCE ENERGY CONSUMPTION
  Number of households by region
Canada Atlantic Quebec Ontario
Made any improvements to the dwelling that reduce energy consumption since January 1st, 2010
No improvements made 3,265,643 A 272,906 A 680,508 A 1,082,400 A
Improvements have been made 6,009,569 A 498,036 A 1,391,940 A 2,455,279 A
Valid skip 4,128,662 A 180,934 A 1,275,992 A 1,405,021 A
Don't know 248,838 M - U - U - U
Not stated 521,095 A 32,928 M 185,103 A 200,450 A
Households made improvements to space heating equipment
6 years or less (January 1st, 2010 - December 31st, 2015) 2,125,504 A 173,867 A 560,770 A 853,149 A
No improvements made 3,570,615 A 294,066 A 767,839 A 1,493,042 A
Valid skip 7,394,305 A 453,840 A 1,956,500 A 2,487,422 A
Not stated 1,083,384 A 75,553 A 276,176 A 446,784 A
Households made improvements to water heating equipment
6 years or less (January 1st, 2010 - December 31st, 2015) 2,490,725 A 157,446 A 556,845 A 1,026,683 A
No improvements made 3,150,556 A 296,301 A 733,702 A 1,311,610 A
Valid skip 7,394,305 A 453,840 A 1,956,500 A 2,487,422 A
Not stated 1,138,221 A 89,739 A 314,238 A 454,681 A
Households made improvements to windows (including patio doors)
6 years or less (January 1st, 2010 - December 31st, 2015) 2,436,926 A 228,562 A 698,243 A 847,577 A
No improvements made 3,273,978 A 242,617 A 635,070 A 1,486,695 A
Valid skip 7,394,305 A 453,840 A 1,956,500 A 2,487,422 A
Not stated 1,068,598 A 72,307 A 271,472 A 458,702 A
Households made improvements to caulking or weather-stripping around existing windows and doors
6 years or less (January 1st, 2010 - December 31st, 2015) 1,424,985 A 139,492 A 279,896 A 604,585 A
No improvements made 4,141,169 A 324,472 A 942,915 A 1,727,095 A
Valid skip 7,394,305 A 453,840 A 1,956,500 A 2,487,422 A
Not stated 1,213,348 A 79,523 A 381,975 A 461,294 A
Households made improvements to the insulation of the basement or crawl space walls
6 years or less (January 1st, 2010 - December 31st, 2015) 873,594 A 89,280 A 201,876 M 405,957 A
No improvements made 4,600,019 A 358,874 A 1,026,137 A 1,874,749 A
Valid skip 7,394,305 A 453,840 A 1,956,500 A 2,487,422 A
Not stated 1,305,888 A 95,332 A 376,772 A 512,268 A
Households made improvements to the exterior wall siding
6 years or less (January 1st, 2010 - December 31st, 2015) 576,788 A 68,809 A 208,118 M 143,861 M
No improvements made 4,872,544 A 377,227 A 1,006,868 A 2,118,720 A
Valid skip 7,394,305 A 453,840 A 1,956,500 A 2,487,422 A
Not stated 1,330,170 A 97,450 A 389,800 A 530,394 A
Households made improvements to the insulation of the water pipes
6 years or less (January 1st, 2010 - December 31st, 2015) 594,393 A 57,121 A 90,537 M 344,037 A
No improvements made 4,833,580 A 389,168 A 1,091,658 A 1,941,681 A
Valid skip 7,394,305 A 453,840 A 1,956,500 A 2,487,422 A
Not stated 1,351,529 A 97,197 A 422,591 A 507,256 A
Households made improvements to the insulation of the roof or the attic
6 years or less (January 1st, 2010 - December 31st, 2015) 912,694 A 85,710 A 210,325 A 398,578 A
No improvements made 4,546,580 A 361,996 A 985,508 A 1,893,770 A
Valid skip 7,394,305 A 453,840 A 1,956,500 A 2,487,422 A
Not stated 1,320,228 A 95,781 A 408,952 A 500,626 A
Households made improvements to the insulation of any exterior walls (excluding basement)
6 years or less (January 1st, 2010 - December 31st, 2015) 495,363 A 51,409 A 133,295 M 162,018 A
No improvements made 4,944,956 A 393,528 A 1,068,252 A 2,107,072 A
Valid skip 7,394,305 A 453,840 A 1,956,500 A 2,487,422 A
Not stated 1,339,182 A 98,550 A 403,238 A 523,884 A
Households made improvement(s) to exterior doors (including garage doors)
6 years or less (January 1st, 2010 - December 31st, 2015) 1,375,208 A 136,182 A 334,104 A 610,478 A
No improvements made 4,156,150 A 316,623 A 910,760 A 1,698,124 A
Valid skip 7,394,305 A 453,840 A 1,956,500 A 2,487,422 A
Not stated 1,248,145 A 90,681 A 359,921 A 484,373 A
Households installed a programmable thermostat
6 years or less (January 1st, 2010 - December 31st, 2015) 2,080,969 A 122,768 A 488,533 A 937,866 A
No improvements made 3,490,117 A 329,899 A 749,436 A 1,403,326 A
Valid skip 7,394,305 A 453,840 A 1,956,500 A 2,487,422 A
Not stated 1,208,415 A 90,820 A 366,816 A 451,783 A
Households installed solar photovoltaic panels
6 years or less (January 1st, 2010 - December 31st, 2015) - U - U - - - U
No improvements made 5,317,384 A 434,871 A 1,167,819 A 2,212,980 A
Valid skip 7,394,305 A 453,840 A 1,956,500 A 2,487,422 A
Not stated 1,420,442 A 104,030 A 436,967 A 548,134 A
Households installed solar heating system
6 years or less (January 1st, 2010 - December 31st, 2015) - U - U - - - U
No improvements made 5,344,955 A 432,913 A 1,167,819 A 2,242,582 A
Valid skip 7,394,305 A 453,840 A 1,956,500 A 2,487,422 A
Not stated 1,421,798 A 104,343 A 436,967 A 549,176 A
Households installed a drain-water heat recovery unit
6 years or less (January 1st, 2010 - December 31st, 2015) - U - U - U - U
No improvements made 5,336,596 A 433,247 A 1,164,942 A 2,241,631 A
Valid skip 7,394,305 A 453,840 A 1,956,500 A 2,487,422 A
Not stated 1,421,798 A 104,343 A 436,967 A 549,176 A
Households made improvement(s) to the ventilation or central air conditioning equipment
6 years or less (January 1st, 2010 - December 31st, 2015) 1,169,300 A 65,870 A 315,463 A 565,820 A
No improvements made 4,353,712 A 379,536 A 923,086 A 1,758,430 A
Valid skip 7,394,305 A 453,840 A 1,956,500 A 2,487,422 A
Not stated 1,256,490 A 98,080 A 366,237 A 468,725 A
Households made improvement(s) to the foundation
6 years or less (January 1st, 2010 - December 31st, 2015) 228,373 A - U 69,690 M 100,255 M
No improvements made 5,154,998 A 431,561 A 1,108,405 A 2,150,579 A
Valid skip 7,394,305 A 453,840 A 1,956,500 A 2,487,422 A
Not stated 1,396,131 A 99,395 A 426,691 A 542,140 A
Households made other improvement(s)
6 years or less (January 1st, 2010 - December 31st, 2015) 732,581 A 80,494 M 179,083 A 251,151 A
No improvements made 4,702,564 A 365,336 A 1,003,601 A 2,003,846 A
Valid skip 7,394,305 A 453,840 A 1,956,500 A 2,487,422 A
Not stated 1,344,358 A 97,657 A 422,101 A 537,977 A
Number of improvements made since January 1st, 2010
No improvements 4,035,576 A 318,356 A 893,354 A 1,420,096 A
1 to 3 3,739,397 A 309,644 A 799,268 A 1,488,404 A
4 to 6 1,133,101 A 91,337 A 301,029 A 461,373 A
7 or more 318,174 A 26,853 M 84,325 M 132,459 M
Valid skip 4,128,662 A 180,934 A 1,275,992 A 1,405,021 A
Yes improvement but 'Not stated' number of improvements 818,898 A 70,201 A 207,318 A 373,042 A
Main reason household did not make any improvements
No improvements are currently necessary 1,682,992 A 132,512 A 346,329 A 493,913 A
Planning to make improvements in the future 399,677 A 50,508 M 69,164 M 137,143 A
Not aware of government financial aid or assistance 53,129 M - U - U - U
Planning to sell 66,415 M - U - U - U
Dwelling was recently purchased or built 293,066 A 19,533 M 63,054 M 80,094 M
Improvements are too costly 427,192 A 42,070 M 43,323 M 206,150 M
Do not have time - U - U - U - U
No government financial aid or assistance - U - U - U - U
Other 99,537 M - U - U 29,892 M
Valid skip 10,493,542 A 705,817 A 2,810,613 A 3,995,384 A
Don't know/Not stated 594,263 A 25,553 M 161,523 M 260,306 M

Legend:

The letter beside each estimate classifies its quality as follows: A–Acceptable, M–Use with caution, U–Too unreliable to be published.

Source:

2015 Survey of Household Energy Use