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Top activated carbon water filters

The advantages of activated carbon filters are multiple – they are a natural filter media, they have excellent chemical removal capabilities, and are one of the best type of filters for tap water taste and odour improvement. In fact, many activated carbon filter cartridges are actually marketed as filters for tap water taste improvement. Thanks to its affordability and compatibility with other filtration systems (for example reverse osmosis or ultraviolet water purification), activated carbon is one of the most extensively used filter media in domestic water filters.

Top activated carbon water filters

To help you get started with your search for an activated carbon water filter, we’ve compiled a list with the top activated carbon filters for purer and better tasting tap water:

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Watts EZFITPRO-100 Housing and Kit Review

Usually, water filters come equipped with water filter cartridges that have specific contaminant removal capabilities. Watts Water Technologies have created an inline water filter housing that lets you choose the filter cartridge you need. This means that you have complete control over the level of filtration you want to achieve by choosing the filter cartridge that can best deliver it.

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What are the best features of the Watts EZFITPRO-100 Housing and Kit, and who and why should use it?

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Why does my tap water taste sweet?

At times, you may find that your tap water tastes like salt, at other times your tap water tastes like metal, and sometimes you may notice that it tastes sweet. These variations in the taste of tap water can be attributed to the changes in the ingredients in your tap water, which can be a result of the contaminants that may find their way into your tap water or by surges in the concentration of naturally occurring minerals. In this article, we’re going to go over the possible causes of the sweet taste you may notice when drinking tap water and what to do about it.

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Possible causes of the sweet taste of tap water

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Why does my tap water taste like dirt?

Over time, your tap water may acquire different tastes, and one taste that you may notice in the course of your tap water consumption is the taste of dirt. This taste may appear from time to time, but it can be something that you can constantly taste or smell. The cause of the problem is multi-fold, and if your tap water tastes like dirt, it’s important to get to the root of the problem.

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What causes tap water to taste like dirt?

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Why does my tap water taste like metal?

Detecting a metallic taste in your tap water may seem confusing at first, but there are several explanations and even solutions to identify and remove the problem. In most cases, getting rid of the metallic aftertaste is easier and faster than you would think!

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In order to understand the problem, we have to answer the question: what causes water to have a metallic taste? The most common reason for the metallic taste of tap water is the presence of actual metal content. For instance, metal content like iron, zinc, manganese and copper can be considered as the source of the strange metallic aftertaste. Therefore, in case you are living or working in a building with rusty city pipes or older residential pipes, these can provide the unpleasant taste as well. The metallic taste can be caused by seepage of corrosion, especially if your water source is well water. Another essential aspect which can affect the flavour of tap water is the pH (potential Hydrogen) level of your water. This pH is a numeric scale used to measure the acidity, basicity or alkaline qualities of a substance. The acid-like taste, which is similar to the metallic taste, can be a sign of low pH levels.

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