Table 16
Methods of improving indoor air quality, by province

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Methods of improving indoor air quality, by province: Part 1
  Opened windows more often to improve air circulation Used fans Used air conditioner more Used a dehumidifier Used a humidifier Used an air cleaner (other than an ionizing air cleaner) Used better filters in the furnace 1 Used furnace fan or HRV to improve air circulation Used air fresheners to improve air quality 2 Other
  percent
Canada 94 57 10 30 24 14 45 25 71 1 E
Newfoundland and Labrador 90 61 F 38 E 18 F 20 75 F
Prince Edward Island 96 61 F 37 11 E 16 E 20 E 21 77 F
Nova Scotia 97 62 E 46 11 17 32 18 71 F
New Brunswick 93 62 E 46 13 20 42 20 76 F
Quebec 95 51 9 34 17 13 40 21 71 F
Ontario 93 59 13 37 31 14 44 29 71 E
Manitoba 87 55 18 34 23 17 E 55 36 71 F
Saskatchewan 90 62 10 22 23 14 51 34 72 F
Alberta 94 60 E 11 41 16 49 31 78 F
British Columbia 94 58 5 9 12 7 43 17 64 F
Methods of improving indoor air quality, by province: Part 2
  Opened windows more often to improve air circulation Opened windows during the winter Opened windows during the summer
Ever 3 Daily 3 At least once a week 3 A few times during the season 3 Never 3 Ever 3 Daily 3 At least once a week 3 A few times during the season 3 Never 3
  percent
Canada 94 87 33 31 24 12 99 85 10 3 1 E
Newfoundland and Labrador 90 79 18 23 37 19 98 89 E F F
Prince Edward Island 96 94 41 29 25 F 99 96 F F F
Nova Scotia 97 90 32 32 26 10 E 99 92 E F F
New Brunswick 93 83 23 34 26 17 100 86 11 E F F
Quebec 95 86 30 33 23 13 98 86 9 3 F
Ontario 93 89 33 33 23 10 99 80 14 5 E
Manitoba 87 78 18 E 27 33 22 99 77 16 F F
Saskatchewan 90 79 20 27 32 20 100 83 14 F F
Alberta 94 84 22 29 33 15 100 88 9 F F
British Columbia 94 92 54 25 14 7 99 96 E F F
1.
As a percentage of households that had a furnace as their main type of heating equipment.
2.
As a percentage of households that reported they used air fresheners.
3.
As a percentage of households that opened windows more often to improve air circulation.
Source(s):
Statistics Canada, Environment Accounts and Statistics Division, Households and the Environment Survey, 2009 (survey number 3881).
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