10.1 - REFRIGERATOR
  Number of households by region
Canada Atlantic Quebec Ontario
Households with a refrigerator
One 9,045,971 A 698,228 A 2,282,890 A 3,264,653 A
Two 4,203,022 A 233,643 A 1,083,006 A 1,645,020 A
Three or more 331,830 A - U 30,115 M 145,811 M
No - U     - U - U
Don't know - U - U - U - U
Not stated 565,497 A 49,786 M 155,091 M 215,732 M
Age of the main refrigerator
Do not have/use appliance - U     - U - U
5 years or less 5,041,363 A 284,722 A 1,252,490 A 1,945,271 A
6 to 10 years 4,287,247 A 364,900 A 1,228,416 A 1,400,970 A
11 to 15 years 2,102,274 A 155,864 A 549,619 A 846,937 A
16 to 20 years 987,076 A 84,108 A 255,350 M 348,980 A
21 to 25 years 293,630 A 23,530 M 105,419 M 87,258 M
26 years or more 185,737 A - U 64,969 M 73,453 M
Don't know 1,089,899 A 67,599 A - U 495,739 A
Not stated 177,401 M - U - U - U
Household with an ENERGY STAR® main refrigerator                
Not applicable - U     - U - U
Yes 7,963,353 A 518,133 A 2,083,674 A 2,995,959 A
No 2,261,992 A 166,495 A 658,482 A 734,473 A
Don't know 2,599,795 A 216,343 A 478,886 A 1,033,968 A
Not stated 1,339,487 A 96,355 A 336,892 A 515,350 A
Age of the secondary refrigerator
Do not have/use appliance 9,055,150 A 698,228 A 2,286,240 A 3,265,299 A
5 years or less 965,774 A 52,756 M 208,712 A 390,807 A
6 to 10 years 1,218,123 A 58,984 M 294,352 A 547,220 A
11 to 15 years 936,934 A 42,926 M 214,547 A 437,248 A
16 to 20 years 569,558 A 48,352 M 200,407 M 165,291 M
21 to 25 years 212,639 A 12,933 M 47,350 M 64,262 M
26 years or more 237,595 A - U 101,006 A 48,955 M
Don't know 215,462 A - U - U 75,429 M
Not stated 762,572 A 69,041 A 183,942 A 285,885 A
Household with an ENERGY STAR® secondary refrigerator
Not applicable 9,055,150 A 698,228 A 2,286,240 A 3,265,299 A
Yes 1,812,294 A 69,459 A 398,598 A 810,418 A
No 1,546,934 A 90,224 A 466,847 A 490,899 A
Don't know 783,627 A 40,725 M 160,543 A 363,779 A
Not stated 975,801 A 98,690 A 249,056 A 350,001 A
What was done with the previous refrigerator when it was replaced with the current one?
No old refrigerator - current one is original/first 3,881,971 A 267,468 A 977,068 A 1,359,302 A
Kept it at home and plugged in all year 682,221 A 23,340 M 188,231 A 236,612 A
Kept it at home/plugged it in when needed 214,263 M 24,491 M - U - U
Resold 857,129 A 76,784 A 226,286 A 265,043 A
Local utility company picked up refrigerator without charge 1,642,649 A 80,327 A 522,833 A 548,919 A
Recycled refrigerator 1,818,706 A 96,982 A 414,758 A 722,543 A
Donated/ gave refrigerator away 1,135,217 A 119,965 A 354,611 A 434,136 A
Disposed of refrigerator in the garbage 504,571 A 73,793 A 108,322 M 223,590 M
Other 811,039 A 52,032 M 170,065 M 336,490 A
Valid skip - U     - U - U
Don't know 1,465,659 A 98,437 A 109,741 M 694,149 A
Not stated 1,151,201 A 83,707 A 459,703 A 353,841 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 who did not use a refrigerator in their dwelling.
Due to rounding, the numbers may not add up and may differ slightly among tables.

Source:

2015 Survey of Household Energy Use