6.1 - MAIN HEATING SYSTEM
  Number of households by region
Canada Atlantic Quebec Ontario
Dwelling with a central heating unit or heating unit used by their household only
Dwelling unit 11,931,355 A 900,569 A 3,154,000 A 4,346,030 A
Central unit 1,528,112 A 50,105 M 198,902 M 700,101 A
Don't know 610,357 A 39,177 M 151,317 M 213,233 M
Not stated 103,983 M - U 57,066 M - U
Main energy source used for heating
Electricity 5,726,510 A 602,691 A 2,970,767 A 960,396 A
Natural gas 6,301,825 A - U 167,413 M 3,471,170 A
Heating oil 474,188 A 225,587 A 88,680 M 122,888 M
Wood 345,422 A 76,277 A 175,816 A 39,118 M
Propane 133,252 A - U - U 92,458 A
Other 19,458 M - U - U - U
Dual source 456,023 A 32,255 M 100,181 M 211,030 M
Don't know 513,329 A - U - U 258,588 A
Not stated 203,799 M - U - U - U
Type of main heating equipment
Furnace 7,494,957 A 176,292 A 505,969 A 4,050,665 A
Boiler 1,340,413 A 175,198 A 145,189 A 459,125 M
Heating stove (burning wood, pellets, corn, coal …) 359,750 A 77,802 M 182,665 A 46,034 M
Electric radiant heating 378,756 A 32,877 M 201,687 M - U
Electric baseboards 3,737,929 A 379,658 A 2,303,448 A 421,980 A
Gas fireplace 93,392 M     - U - U
Heat pump 467,248 A 127,745 A 183,439 A 40,943 M
Other 99,210 A 26,316 M 28,798 M 22,361 M
Don't know 202,153 M - U - U - U

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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