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How-To Guide: Select and Maintain Your Insulation Blowing Machine

November 27, 2019

The selection of an insulation blowing machine should parallel how you purchase clothes, tailored to your situation. As unfortunate as it is, many choose to opt for a one-size-fits-all approach, invariably leading to disproportionate spending or unsuitable function.  


To make the most out of your purchase, you should seek to measure the work at hand as a compass towards selecting the perfect machine.


As experts in all things insulation blowing, today’s post will help align your perspective so that you end up choosing the best equipment for the task at hand.


Selecting the Best Insulation Blowing Machine

An example can help clarify on this point. Let’s say, for instance, you are running a home improvement company that requires your team to conduct air sealing within tight spaces. In this instance, when it comes to insulation work, a truck-mounted machine that has a capacity of 100 bags/hour would be less than suitable for the task at hand. Instead, what you’ll want to do is seek a blowing machine that is smaller in stature so that the process can be expedited, rather than having to be hauled in and out of a large truck.


On the other hand, for applications that require the filling of walls and ceilings within grand, multi-story buildings and apartments, you would be better served to settling on a larger, more heavy-duty insulation blowing machine that would be loaded onto a box truck.


Let us not forget, one of the biggest hurdles that insulation blowing contractors face surrounds the portability of their equipment, i.e. remote or cordless machines. While corded designs may trump the market, wireless options prove invaluable, especially as a backup. We ensure to appeal to the needs of contractors at Heat Seal Equipment, that’s why you’ll have access to numerous models that can run off various sources of energy, all without compromising on capability.


Keeping Your Machine Going

Very much a sum of its parts, insulation blowing machines are best paired with a maintenance kit in the event that airlock seal failure should occur; without robust sealing of the airlock exhauster, coverage and dust management will become lackluster.  


Other recommendations to keep your machine in the best shape possible include:

  • Dry lubrication – allows chains to move smoothly and remain protected from dust.
  • Wax – mostly applicable for your blower’s hopper so that product can be met with less resistance upon expulsion.