10.5 - CLOTHES WASHER
  Number of households by region Number of households by size of household
Manitoba / Saskatchewan Alberta British Columbia One member
Households with a clothes washer
Yes 735,219 A 1,268,946 A 1,662,721 A 2,306,108 A
No 143,649 A U 167,127 M 900,970 A
Not stated U U U
Type of clothes washer
Standard top-loading 414,104 A 674,056 A 861,995 A 1,565,642 A
Standard front-loading 222,707 A 483,549 A 570,067 A 418,937 A
Washer/dryer combination with top-loading washer U U 65,444 M 111,317 M
Washer/dryer combination with front-loading washer U U U 52,323 M
Other U U U U
Don't know U U
Not stated U U U 138,981 M
Size of the clothes washer
Mini (compact - less than 45 L/10 gal.) U U U 141,713 M
Standard (full size - greater than or equal to 45 L/10 gal.) 660,118 A 1,153,166 A 1,318,810 A 1,968,219 A
Don't know U U U U
Not stated U U U 100,905 M
Age of the clothes washer
5 years or less 323,987 A 510,005 A 671,065 A 793,374 A
6 to 10 years 172,585 A 369,079 A 415,993 A 544,123 A
11 to 15 years 84,781 A 204,394 M 244,694 M 410,022 A
16 to 20 years 24,208 M 79,408 M U 206,803 M
21 to 25 years U U U 81,452 M
26 years or more U U U U
Don't know 47,799 M U U 115,343 M
Not stated U U U 115,327 M
Households with an ENERGY STAR® clothes washer
Yes 367,184 A 618,085 A 758,756 A 759,459 A
No 151,028 A 285,447 A 419,161 M 647,488 A
Don't know 131,189 M 219,503 M 232,156 M 464,343 A
Not stated 96,222 A 145,910 M 254,297 M 444,045 A
Water temperature used most for washing clothes
Hot U U U 78,116 M
Cold 268,958 A 555,144 A 889,944 A 1,192,656 A
Warm 416,861 A 642,641 A 654,845 A 941,265 A
Don't know U U U U
Not stated U U U 99,789 M
Water temperature used most for rinsing clothes
Hot U U U U
Cold 524,857 A 929,597 A 1,238,441 A 1,824,709 A
Warm 148,586 A 279,650 M 276,633 M 317,745 A
Don't know U U U U
Not stated U U U 83,264 M
Loads of clothes washed in an average winter week
One or less 48,393 M 111,109 M 128,303 M 666,302 A
Two to three 233,987 A 406,144 A 713,185 A 1,100,982 A
Four to seven 295,973 A 537,859 A 536,384 A 358,516 A
More than seven 79,912 A 165,999 A 106,205 M U
Don't know U U U U
Not stated U U U 108,334 M
Loads of clothes washed in an average summer week
One or less 36,151 M 89,952 M 122,496 M 522,953 A
Two to three 233,434 A 393,790 A 878,691 A 1,150,063 A
Four to seven 292,850 A 568,433 A 378,991 A 386,290 A
More than seven 89,602 M 160,791 A 101,331 M U
Don't know U U U 115,562 M
Not stated U U U 101,913 M

Note:

Due to rounding, the numbers may not add up and may differ slightly among tables.

Legend:

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

Source:

2011 Survey of Household Energy Use