9.1 - HOT WATER1
  Number of households by region
Canada Atlantic Quebec Ontario
Households with a hot water heater
Yes 9,231,489 A 639,526 A 1,986,408 A 3,625,693 A
No 502,236 A 62,128 A U 183,585 M
Don't know U U U
Not stated 290,525 M U 93,283 M U
The hot water heater is located in the dwelling
Yes 8,862,749 A 633,037 A 1,886,297 A 3,571,309 A
No 285,553 M U 86,661 M U
Don't know U
Not stated 397,144 A U 106,733 M 134,403 M
Type of hot water heater
Standard hot water tank 8,338,976 A 590,598 A 1,865,621 A 3,349,547 A
Tankless (instantaneous water heater) 219,722 M U U 142,545 M
Combination boiler (typically a wall hung unit) U U U U
Other 61,431 M U U U
Don't know U U U U
Not stated 504,477 A 24,641 M 102,986 M 154,052 M
Energy source of the hot water heater
Electricity 3,749,151 A 508,721 A 1,737,984 A 674,627 A
Oil 230,224 A 115,891 A U 43,403 M
Natural gas 4,415,095 A U 80,862 M 2,607,711 A
Propane 86,974 M U U
Other source U U U
Don't know 310,593 M U U
Not stated 519,291 A U 104,336 M 185,205 M
Age of the hot water heater
5 years or less 2,717,791 A 179,569 A 584,625 A 1,193,079 A
6 to 10 years 2,144,240 A 153,946 A 653,377 A 673,094 A
11 to 15 years 505,193 A 24,770 M 162,694 M 197,165 A
16 to 20 years 146,022 M U U 73,639 M
21 to 25 years 47,526 M U U U
26 years or more 69,770 M U U U
Not stated 3,690,543 A 272,153 A 558,787 A 1,530,200 A
Replaced the previous hot water tank with the current hot water heater
Yes 5,085,198 A 405,708 A 1,164,987 A 2,071,988 A
No 3,248,100 A 192,978 A 647,217 A 1,274,450 A
Don't know 419,091 A U U 151,087 M
Not stated 568,696 A 24,744 M 107,533 M 208,186 M
Condition of the previous hot water tank when replaced
Still working 2,323,042 A 126,593 A 500,029 A 1,113,335 A
Not working 2,651,893 A 268,544 A 622,492 A 930,156 A
Don't know 133,313 M U U U
Not stated 964,738 A 59,518 M 197,903 M 310,257 A
Age of the previous hot water tank when replaced
5 years or less U U U U
6 to 10 years 408,190 A U 122,670 M 210,335 M
11 to 15 years 316,115 A U 132,359 M 128,879 M
16 to 20 years 193,045 A U U 75,762 M
21 to 25 years 126,240 M U U U
26 years or more 69,597 M U U U
Not stated 2,279,383 A 128,877 A 413,503 A 984,656 A
Households with a low-flow showerhead
Yes 8,344,712 A 583,536 A 2,206,011 A 3,357,746 A
No 3,773,105 A 311,677 A 897,166 A 1,279,657 A
Don't know 657,513 A 44,882 M 119,176 M 251,839 M
Not stated 823,791 A U U 174,237 M

Footnotes:

1 Only respondents who own their dwellings

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