10.5 - CLOTHES WASHER
  Number of households by region
Canada Atlantic Quebec Ontario
Households with a clothes washer
Yes 12,945,582 A 949,118 A 3,336,908 A 4,674,600 A
No 1,200,916 A 47,350 M 221,265 M 599,250 A
Not stated 27,309 M - U - U - U
Type of clothes washer
Standard top-loading 6,795,097 A 636,188 A 2,042,538 A 2,390,124 A
Standard front-loading 4,883,798 A 240,725 A 936,927 A 1,882,165 A
Washer/dryer combination with top-loading washer 298,062 A 19,962 M - U 112,197 M
Washer/dryer combination with front-loading washer 485,072 A 15,747 M 150,262 M 128,920 M
Other 66,762 M - U - U 21,982 M
Valid skip 1,200,916 A 47,350 M 221,265 M 599,250 A
Don't know - U - U     - U
Not stated 394,306 A 23,095 M 168,649 M 143,570 M
Size of the clothes washer
Mini (compact - less than 45 L/10 gal.) 588,768 A 36,581 M 135,985 M 221,934 M
Standard (full size - greater than or equal to 45 L/10 gal.) 11,766,599 A 879,163 A 3,011,645 A 4,272,679 A
Valid skip 1,200,916 A 47,350 M 221,265 M 599,250 A
Don't know 364,494 A - U 79,963 M 107,538 M
Not stated 253,030 A 20,631 M 112,428 M 78,995 M
Age of the clothes washer
Do not have/use appliance 1,200,916 A 47,350 M 221,265 M 599,250 A
5 years or less 5,020,190 A 312,671 A 1,336,924 A 1,767,386 A
6 to 10 years 4,105,995 A 317,381 A 1,128,582 A 1,409,201 A
11 to 15 years 1,599,051 A 124,983 A 437,049 A 565,211 A
16 to 20 years 764,286 A 76,615 A 175,141 A 332,838 A
21 to 25 years 259,177 A 25,040 M 70,653 M 94,740 M
26 years or more 207,918 A 15,845 M 74,378 M 66,017 M
Don't know 532,234 A 45,953 M - U 243,153 M
Not stated 484,040 A 31,488 M 84,913 M 202,601 M
Households with an ENERGY STAR® clothes washer
Not applicable 1,200,916 A 47,350 M 221,265 M 599,250 A
Yes 7,653,839 A 505,586 A 1,986,236 A 2,728,760 A
No 1,889,251 A 147,738 A 613,285 A 599,798 A
Don't know 2,232,203 A 188,882 A 485,948 A 873,970 A
Not stated 1,197,598 A 107,770 A 254,551 A 478,617 A
Water temperature used most for washing clothes
Hot 529,533 A 26,211 M 112,338 M 224,600 A
Cold 6,849,657 A 563,526 A 2,187,533 A 2,412,264 A
Warm 5,165,578 A 336,672 A 900,703 A 1,866,190 A
Valid skip 1,200,916 A 47,350 M 221,265 M 599,250 A
Don't know 96,674 M - U - U 68,089 M
Not stated 331,449 A 21,561 M 131,686 M 110,002 M
Water temperature used most for rinsing clothes
Hot 283,728 A - U 60,598 M 141,852 A
Cold 9,618,243 A 771,566 A 2,636,417 A 3,388,619 A
Warm 2,410,057 A 133,307 A 430,573 A 881,104 A
Valid skip 1,200,916 A 47,350 M 221,265 M 599,250 A
Don't know 323,196 A - U - U 184,830 M
Not stated 337,667 A 20,864 M 176,767 M 84,741 M
Loads of clothes washed in an average summer week
One or less 1,091,184 A 76,560 M 270,992 A 363,818 A
Two to three 4,078,763 A 280,498 A 1,154,148 A 1,428,143 A
Four to seven 4,807,603 A 341,150 A 1,204,857 A 1,759,567 A
More than seven 1,525,056 A 126,782 A 391,778 A 550,487 A
Valid skip 1,200,916 A 47,350 M 221,265 M 599,250 A
Don't know 635,175 A 50,156 A 99,919 M 295,983 M
Not stated 835,110 A 74,830 A 218,327 A 283,147 A
Loads of clothes washed in an average winter week
One or less 1,061,487 A 71,174 M 273,211 A 368,465 A
Two to three 4,327,807 A 325,566 A 1,146,715 A 1,521,803 A
Four to seven 5,042,826 A 343,818 A 1,306,999 A 1,863,950 A
More than seven 1,470,177 A 127,016 A 361,894 A 500,596 A
Valid skip 1,200,916 A 47,350 M 221,265 M 599,250 A
Don't know 628,258 A 49,927 A 102,514 M 284,229 A
Not stated 442,336 A 32,475 M 148,688 M 142,102 M

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 do not have clothes washing machines.
Due to rounding, the numbers may not add up and may differ slightly among tables.

Source:

2015 Survey of Household Energy Use