Q:

Are there any government programs that pay part of the cost?

A:

In Ontario, the Federal ecoENERGY Retrofit program can provide a rebate of up to $100. An average professiona linstallation is between $1,400 and $1,800. They are cost-effective now, even if professionally installed. A typical installation could recover its installed cost in under 6 years. A do-it-yourself installation could pay for itself in 3 years or less.