13.1 - AIR QUALITY IMPROVEMENT IN THE DWELLING
  Number of households by region Number of households by type of dwelling1
Alberta British Columbia Single detached houses Double / row houses Low-rise apartments
Improvement made to the air quality by …
 
openning windows more often to increase air circulation
Yes 1,196,191 A 1,553,174 A 7,236,138 A 1,564,993 A 1,907,835 A
No 66,785 M 65,023 M 464,929 A 72,080 M U
Don't know U U
Not stated U U 512,878 A U U
turning on a floor or ceiling fan to increase air circulation
Yes 760,999 A 890,231 A 5,052,409 A 1,008,440 A 1,241,433 A
No 501,976 A 727,966 A 2,648,658 A 628,632 A 732,702 A
Don't know U U
Not stated U U 512,878 A U U
using an air conditioner more frequently
Yes 77,637 M U 1,021,045 A 250,972 M 185,033 M
No 1,185,338 A 1,525,846 A 6,680,022 A 1,386,100 A 1,789,102 A
Don't know U U
Not stated U U 512,878 A U U
using a dehumidifier
Yes 113,306 M 151,937 M 3,137,104 A 403,472 A 152,516 M
No 1,149,670 A 1,466,259 A 4,563,963 A 1,233,600 A 1,821,619 A
Don't know U U
Not stated U U 512,878 A U U
using a humidifier
Yes 525,940 A 217,999 M 2,024,333 A 362,814 A 228,338 A
No 737,036 A 1,400,197 A 5,676,734 A 1,274,258 A 1,745,797 A
Don't know U U
Not stated U U 512,878 A U U
using an air cleaning system (excluding ionizing systems)
Yes 100,180 M U 1,119,991 A 189,904 M 149,278 M
No 1,162,795 A 1,478,944 A 6,581,076 A 1,447,168 A 1,824,857 A
Don't know U U
Not stated U U 512,878 A U U
using higher quality filters in the furnace
Yes 504,294 A 333,323 M 2,636,749 A 328,559 A U
No 758,682 A 1,284,873 A 5,064,318 A 1,308,513 A 1,918,244 A
Don't know U U
Not stated U U 512,878 A U U
using the furnace or a heat recovery ventilation (HRV) system to increase air circulation
Yes 311,292 A 267,903 M 2,522,060 A 337,126 M 167,001 M
No 951,684 A 1,350,294 A 5,179,007 A 1,299,946 A 1,807,134 A
Don't know U U
Not stated U U 512,878 A U U
During the winter season, how often do you open a window to allow fresh air into your dwelling?
Every day 235,530 A 859,134 A 1,919,951 A 471,015 A 861,540 A
At least once a week 339,613 A 477,833 A 2,115,178 A 457,299 A 589,104 A
A few times during the season 419,976 A 139,750 M 2,156,897 A 494,898 A 316,475 A
Never 186,564 M 75,695 M 1,035,711 A 135,920 M 133,666 M
Don't know U U U U U
Not stated U U 529,529 A U U
During the summer season, how often do you open a window to allow fresh air into your dwelling?
Every day 1,061,998 A 1,450,926 A 5,790,487 A 1,238,637 A 1,705,365 A
At least once a week 87,798 M U 1,097,971 A 284,056 M 141,432 M
A few times during the season U U 281,096 A U U
Never U U 59,511 M U U
Don't know U U U U
Not stated U U 529,721 A U U

Footnotes:

1 Does not include the "Don't know/not stated" category.

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