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The Different Types of Air Filtration Housings

When putting together the air filtration system for your business, you must ensure you have all the necessary pieces to ensure the correct level of air quality needed for your operations. While the filter you use will be the most important part of this setup, it won’t do you much good if you have the wrong type of housing to put it in. You need to know about the different types of air filtration housings, so you don’t have to go back and fix it later.

Flat Bank Housings

The simplest type of housing you can install for your HVAC system is the flat bank housing unit. These housings are typically on the smaller side but can scale to whatever length and height you need them to be. You can order them with either 1-inch, 2-inch or 4-inch tracks, depending on the depth of the filters you’d like to use.

However, this means you will be limited to that size when replacing your old filters with new ones. Even though you can interchange the filter types, the flat bank housing will make changes easy and won’t take up much room.

Side-Access Housings

If you have more space for your housing units, a side-access option is the best choice. These units have tracks built-in for both 2-inch or 4-inch depth filters, with a 1-inch final filter track that allows you to customize them to your current needs. Also, this is the ideal and most common choice if you need multiple stages of filtration protection, as it allows for a prefilter and a higher-efficiency final filter. This is great for businesses that need a higher level of air quality. Side-access housings that hold HEPA filters with mechanical locking are also available.

V Bank Housings

If you need longer life or high air volume, you should look into getting a V bank housing unit for your HVAC system. These units place the filters at an angle, allowing for maximum filtration. These units provide an option to use higher-efficiency filters with reduced pressure drops.

The downside with V bank units is that they only have a single track for each section, meaning you have to choose between 2-inch and 4-inch variants. The V Bank style takes up the most space, typically ranging from 30 to 36 inches in depth.

Which Should You Choose?

Now that you know how the various air filtration housings differ from each other, it’s time to decide which one you should get. Flat bank housings are a great minimalistic approach, while V banks are best for maximum air flow. Of course, if you prefer customization, side-access housings should be your go-to choice.

Regardless of the type you select, you’ll be able to have it made to order to ensure that it perfectly fits your HVAC or Ventilation needs if you get yours from Clean Liquid Systems. We specialize in custom air filter housings and will be able to accommodate your needs, no matter what they are.