10.6 - CLOTHES DRYER
  Number of households by region
Canada Atlantic Quebec Ontario
Households with a clothes dryer
Yes 12,685,168 A 940,784 A 3,266,256 A 4,558,887 A
No 1,453,355 A 51,891 M 293,681 A 715,669 A
Not stated 35,284 M - U - U - U
Size of the clothes dryer
Compact (less than 125 L/28 gal. capacity) 630,898 A 25,589 M 139,906 M 229,026 M
Standard (greater than or equal to 125 L/28 gal. capacity) 11,317,659 A 871,276 A 2,897,497 A 4,057,616 A
Valid skip 1,453,355 A 51,891 M 293,681 A 715,669 A
Don't know 431,904 A 21,537 M 101,311 M 177,748 M
Not stated 339,991 A 27,033 M 128,890 M 100,336 M
Age of the clothes dryer
Do not use/have appliance 1,453,355 A 51,891 M 293,681 A 715,669 A
5 years or less 4,409,948 A 282,878 A 1,185,553 A 1,506,193 A
6 to 10 years 4,096,302 A 319,039 A 1,133,069 A 1,427,242 A
11 to 15 years 1,756,035 A 140,359 A 487,191 A 617,747 A
16 to 20 years 863,465 A 74,067 A 236,675 A 310,412 A
21 to 25 years 303,522 A 24,868 M 85,036 M 114,929 M
26 years or more 254,575 A 26,003 M 54,916 M 90,040 M
Don't know 558,923 A 49,301 M - U 264,271 M
Not stated 477,683 A 28,920 M - U 233,893 M
Household with an ENERGY STAR® clothes dryer
Not applicable 1,453,355 A 51,891 M 293,681 A 715,669 A
Yes 7,054,485 A 498,885 A 1,855,821 A 2,465,558 A
No 2,239,445 A 163,471 A 703,316 A 716,813 A
Don't know 2,359,691 A 183,083 A 505,224 A 951,546 A
Not stated 1,066,831 A 99,996 A 203,243 A 430,809 A
Energy source of the clothes dryer
Not applicable 1,453,355 A 51,891 M 293,681 A 715,669 A
Electricity 2,278,817 A 175,282 A 413,851 A 844,739 A
Natural gas 159,315 A - U     82,000 M
Electricity and natural gas 29,024 M - U - U - U
Propane - U - U - U - U
Don't know 117,966 M - U - U - U
Not stated 10,131,131 A 761,173 A 2,816,531 A 3,582,875 A
Type of clothes dryer
Electric 11,668,480 A 912,786 A 3,148,233 A 3,892,358 A
Gas 625,620 A - U - U 503,997 A
Other - U         - U
Valid skip 1,453,355 A 51,891 M 293,681 A 715,669 A
Don't know - U - U - U - U
Not stated 336,733 A 29,597 M 113,197 M 108,735 M
Households with a moisture detector in the clothes dryer
Yes 5,664,840 A 334,647 A 1,335,568 A 2,067,558 A
No 3,250,653 A 307,704 A 949,695 A 1,095,963 A
Valid skip 1,453,355 A 51,891 M 293,681 A 715,669 A
Don't know 3,473,530 A 274,724 A 868,068 A 1,297,983 A
Not stated 331,429 A 28,359 M 114,272 M 103,223 M
Loads of clothes dried in an average summer week
One or less 2,498,726 A 215,299 A 960,358 A 811,487 A
Two to three 4,045,359 A 283,033 A 1,002,534 A 1,466,227 A
Four to seven 3,507,117 A 203,879 A 707,973 A 1,342,547 A
More than seven 1,039,705 A 69,396 M 226,037 A 356,214 A
Valid skip 1,453,355 A 51,891 M 293,681 A 715,669 A
Don't know 911,856 A 84,928 A 172,827 A 360,925 A
Not stated 717,690 A 88,900 A 197,875 A 227,327 M
Loads of clothes dried in an average winter week
One or less 1,425,193 A 86,502 A 419,587 A 546,599 A
Two to three 4,004,910 A 282,911 A 1,133,214 A 1,325,757 A
Four to seven 4,307,687 A 291,414 A 1,026,547 A 1,625,844 A
More than seven 1,287,301 A 107,009 A 319,806 A 447,472 A
Valid skip 1,453,355 A 51,891 M 293,681 A 715,669 A
Don't know 858,648 A 76,229 A 160,915 A 358,088 A
Not stated 836,713 A 101,371 A 207,534 A 260,968 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 do not have a clothes dryer.
Due to rounding, the numbers may not add up and may differ slightly among tables.

Source:

2015 Survey of Household Energy Use