6.1 - MAIN HEATING SYSTEM
  Number of households by region
Canada Atlantic Quebec Ontario
Dwelling with a central heating unit or heating unit used by their household only
Dwelling unit 11,576,658 A 858,798 A 3,035,758 A 4,126,219 A
Central unit 1,403,397 A 68,046 M 235,156 M 709,562 A
Don't know 541,064 A U U 213,705 M
Not stated 78,002 M U U U
Main energy source used for heating
Electricity 5,141,458 A 455,295 A 2,708,295 A 815,422 A
Natural gas 5,815,920 A U 130,043 M 3,317,817 A
Heating oil 765,997 A 281,207 A 252,086 M 192,587 A
Wood 398,173 A 143,592 A 118,791 M 69,208 M
Propane 126,937 M U U 60,027 M
Other U U U U
Dual source 381,723 A 54,891 A 98,756 M 108,528 M
Don't know 490,869 A U U 328,697 M
Not stated 422,214 M U U 143,261 M
Type of main heating equipment
Furnace 7,082,711 A 227,810 A 540,374 A 3,675,362 A
Boiler 1,256,762 A 156,957 A 254,620 A 555,962 A
Heating stove (burning wood, pellets, corn, coal …) 412,472 A 131,684 A 107,945 M 84,639 M
Electric radiant heating 428,298 A 42,771 M 231,261 M U
Electric baseboards 3,520,008 A 363,608 A 2,032,934 A 417,776 A
Gas fireplace 111,165 M U U U
Other 71,616 M U U U
Heat pump 342,543 A 24,727 M 151,982 M 102,347 M
Don't know U U
Not stated 310,505 M U 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