What are Carbon filters?

Carbon filters are often used in both whole-house and point-of-use applications. They can be found in refrigerator filters, reverse osmosis systems, or in conjunction with whole-house filtration systems. Carbon filters specialize in removing contaminants that cause foul tastes and odors. Certain carbon filters may also be rated to remove iron, heavy metals, lead, or coliform. They are often used in city water to remove the taste and odor of chlorine, but they can also provide a crisper taste to well water as well.

Carbon filters remove:

  • Chlorine
  • Mercury
  • Pesticides and herbicides
  • Iron (if certified)
  • Heavy metals (if certified)
  • Lead (if certified)
  • Coliform (if certified)

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