10.6 - CLOTHES DRYER
  Number of households by region Number of households by size of household
Manitoba / Saskatchewan Alberta British Columbia One member
Households with a clothes dryer
Yes 711,956 A 1,313,709 A 1,649,020 A 2,161,048 A
No 151,980 A U 181,817 M 974,235 A
Not stated U U U U
Size of the clothes dryer
Compact (less than 125 L/28 gal. capacity) U U U 125,814 M
Standard (greater than or equal to 125 L/28 gal. capacity) 626,734 A 1,187,411 A 1,260,749 A 1,806,240 A
Don't know U U U 101,763 M
Not stated U U U 208,252 M
Age of the clothes washer
5 years or less 307,435 A 486,016 A 634,136 A 710,552 A
6 to 10 years 165,722 A 371,027 A 406,652 A 493,961 A
11 to 15 years 116,347 A 208,045 A 240,906 M 392,446 A
16 to 20 years 36,892 M 70,632 M U 224,384 M
21 to 25 years 28,293 M U U 97,536 M
26 years or more U U U 66,161 M
Don't know 47,159 M U 103,805 M 126,704 M
Not stated U U U U
Energy source of the clothes dryer
Electricity 622,060 A 1,089,702 A 1,377,554 A 1,887,545 A
Natural gas U 41,441 M U 49,285 M
Electricity and natural gas U U U U
Propane U U U
Don't know U U U U
Not stated 75,436 M 143,509 M 167,785 M 289,458 M
Households with a moisture detector in the clothes dryer
Yes 294,911 A 610,961 A 628,580 A 519,108 A
No 223,055 A 460,498 A 579,344 A 849,797 A
Don't know 151,143 A 206,469 M 333,031 M 663,373 A
Not stated U U U 209,791 M
Loads of clothes dried in an average winter week
One or less 55,369 M 222,466 M 149,919 M 657,204 A
Two to three 223,014 A 374,618 A 789,319 A 1,013,263 A
Four to seven 289,727 A 491,224 A 405,156 A 257,664 A
More than seven 74,681 A 164,020 A 75,310 M U
Don't know U U U 74,590 M
Not stated U U U 209,666 M
Loads of clothes dried in an average summer week
One or less 89,677 A 247,894 A 360,368 M 819,914 A
Two to three 224,766 A 365,930 A 746,901 A 849,879 A
Four to seven 260,318 A 482,668 A 255,729 M 200,678 A
More than seven 57,699 M 137,110 M 44,943 M U
Don't know U U U 109,888 M
Not stated U U U 248,743 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