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Considerations for an Insulation Blowing Machine

August 10, 2021

Choosing an insulation blowing machine involves much more than just looking for the right size. There are several things you need to consider. Getting the wrong type of equipment will cause you a huge headache.


In today’s blog, we are going to help you go over the considerations needed to find the right insulation blowing machine.


1. Sizing up your work

If your company is mostly doing small retrofit projects that involve you crawling into tight spaces and dealing with insulation, then it is better for you to choose a machine that requires less power. If you are mostly vacuuming out attics, then it is a lot easier and more convenient to use a smaller trailer. Conversely, if your business is frequently dealing with big projects involving multi-story buildings and huge houses, then it is ideal that you pick a bigger insulation blowing machine with a capacity for at least 100 bags per hour or more.


2. Asking the right questions

Once you have considered the type of work you need for the machine, it’s time to know other questions to answer.

  • What type of power source do you need? Electric or gas-powered?
  • How much maintenance does the machine need and who will do the job?
  • What does it take to get the machine up and running? Can it work for one or more weeks?
  • Should it be wireless or remote? What about the corded option?


3. How should you maintain the machine?

Maintaining the insulation blowing machine is very important if you want to use it for a long time. You can refer to the manual guide or you can directly contact the manufacturer about all the ways of keeping the equipment in good condition. Make sure you have a schedule for checking on your equipment and that your technicians stay on top of all the needed repairs and replacements.  


Remember these tips so that you pick the right insulation blowing machine for your business.