6.3 - SUPPLEMENTARY HEATING SYSTEMS
  Number of households by region
Canada Atlantic Quebec Ontario
Households using supplementary heating equipment
Yes 5,370,796 A 434,130 A 1,186,573 A 2,069,968 A
No 8,192,012 A 510,208 A 2,247,786 A 2,946,982 A
Don't know 334,061 A - U - U 184,793 M
Not stated 276,938 A 31,981 M 107,446 M 78,653 M
Type of supplementary heating equipment used most often
Electric baseboards 871,930 A 98,874 A 374,341 A 215,883 M
Portable electric heater 1,113,031 A 71,545 A 43,472 M 504,804 A
Wood stove 425,652 A 60,986 A 213,505 A 84,847 A
Wood fireplace 236,424 A 16,871 M 79,708 M 73,953 M
Gas fireplace 1,230,401 A 46,321 M 124,483 A 638,542 A
Electric fireplace 330,270 A 20,491 M - U 125,004 M
Furnace 104,032 M 15,267 M - U - U
Radiant floor heating 180,447 M - U - U - U
Other 191,883 A 31,277 M 80,100 M - U
Valid skip 8,803,011 A 563,196 A 2,374,712 A 3,210,428 A
Don't know - U - U        
Not stated 680,585 A 62,704 A 171,619 A 271,728 M
Use of supplementary heating equipment in an average week during the heating season
Did not use supplementary heating during an average week 28,699 M - U - U - U
1 to 7 hours 91,915 M 12,187 M - U 31,865 M
8 to 21 hours - U - U - U - U
22 to 50 hours 56,155 M - U - U - U
51 hours or more 32,969 M - U - U - U
Unsure due to programmed thermostat 153,752 A 20,538 M 48,422 M 46,178 M
Valid skip 8,803,011 A 563,196 A 2,374,712 A 3,210,428 A
Don't know 98,289 M - U - U - U
Not stated 4,818,676 A 355,630 A 1,042,409 A 1,879,368 A
Households using a supplementary furnace
Yes 521,264 A 74,227 A 124,295 M 189,042 M
No 4,638,069 A 333,687 A 984,357 A 1,838,073 A
Valid skip 8,803,011 A 563,196 A 2,374,712 A 3,210,428 A
Not stated 211,463 A 26,216 M 77,920 M 42,853 M
Energy source of the supplementary furnace
Electricity 137,437 M 27,081 M - U - U
Natural gas 140,239 A     - U 59,837 M
Heating oil 94,221 A 26,349 M - U - U
Wood 129,724 M - U 34,916 M - U
Propane 31,868 M - U - U - U
Other - U - U - U - U
Dual sources - U - U     - U
Valid skip 13,625,465 A 919,172 A 3,417,431 A 5,091,909 A

Legend:

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

Notes:

Valid skips indicate households that did not use a supplementary heating equipment.
Due to rounding, the numbers may not add up and may differ slightly among tables.

Source:

2015 Survey of Household Energy Use