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Ontario Tenant Heat & Electricity Survey

Survey started January 4, 2016, copyright Robert Levitt

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Here are results of the survey as provided by 545 respondents.

Do you feel you have enough heating in the winter?

    38.7% - Yes, my housing is usually warm enough;
    25.5% - No, but I put up with the cold;
      4.6% - No, and my landlord provides a plug-in electric heater;
    22.0% - No, and I use my own plug-in electric heater; or
      9.2% - No, and I use the stove to heat up the place more.

What type of heating does your rental housing have built in?

    34.6% - Warm air coming in from air vents;
    29.4% - Hot water-fed baseboard or other radiators;
    27.8% - Electric baseboard heating;
      8.1% - I don't know.

Are your rental apartment windows?

    42.8% - Single-pane glass;
    37.2% - Double-pane glass;
    20.0% - I don't know.

How do you pay for electricity?

    31.4% - It is included in the rent;
    59.3% - It is paid by the tenants to a Hydro electricity company; or
      9.2% - It is paid separately, in addition to the rent, to the landlord.

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