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Home Performance Contractor Invests in Insulation Installation Equipment

SAGINAW, Mich. — Phoenix Home Performance now owns a Graco Reactor E-8p, which the contractor uses to install polyurethane and no-heat foam insulation in order to improve the energy efficiency of homes.

Equipped with a telescoping handle and wheels, the Graco Reactor E-8p is designed to be easy to transport to and from job sites as well as around the home. It uses a standard residential outlet for power, 120 vac, 15 amps. Easy-to-read pressure gauges help to ensure you’re spraying on-ratio and delivering high-quality foam.

The two types of insulation this device is used for, polyurethane and no-heat, are used to create air seals, in addition to providing basic insulation. Phoenix Home Performance applies these types of insulation to homes that have cold or hot areas, depending on the season. The air seal these insulations provide help lead to lower utility bills and a more comfortable home.

These foam insulations are typically applied in crawlspaces, rim joists, or the attic areas of homes. Those that have these types of insulation added to their home to reach a certain performance level are eligible for rebates and incentives from utilities, as well as tax credits through the renewed American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012.

For more information on Phoenix Home Performance, visit

For more information on the Graco Reactor E-8p, visit

Publication date: 4/8/2013

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