How Carbon Filters Improve Taste and Remove Odor

Struggling with off-putting tastes and smells in your tap water? Carbon filters might be the solution you need. These filters are essential in refining the taste and odor of your home's water by targeting several key contaminants.

Understanding the Role of Activated Carbon

Activated carbon is the secret behind these filters' effectiveness. Our filters in particular use the best carbon media in the market, known as Centaur Carbon. It's a form of carbon processed to have small, low-volume pores that increase the surface area available for adsorption or chemical reactions. This structure makes it incredibly effective at trapping unwanted chemicals and compounds.

Elimination of Chlorine and its By-products

Chlorine is commonly used in municipal water treatment for disinfection. While effective at killing bacteria, it often leaves an undesirable taste and odor. Carbon filters excel at removing chlorine and its by-products, such as trihalomethanes, thereby greatly enhancing the taste and smell of your tap water.

Reduction of Organic Compounds and Sediments

Carbon filters also tackle various organic compounds, including pesticides and industrial solvents. These contaminants can impart a foul taste and odor to your water. By adsorbing these compounds, carbon filters ensure your water is not only cleaner but also more pleasant to drink.

Our Recommend Carbon Filter

Here at Mid Atlantic Water, our most recommended Carbon Filtration system would be the Fleck 2510SXT Whole House Carbon Filter, equipped with our state of the art Centaur Carbon. This system has left many of our customers happy with their improved water quality. It's a reliable system thats made in the USA and comes with multiple warranties to back it up.


If you'd like a more affordable option, the Clack 1.5 Cubic Foot Non Backwashing Whole House Carbon Filter is a great fallback choice. This system still uses Centaur Carbon and properly filters the water of chlorine and other compounds for homes with less water usage than the 2.5 cubic foot alternative.


Carbon filters are a straightforward and effective solution to improve your home's water quality. They remove elements that cause bad tastes and odors, ensuring your water is pleasant and safe for consumption. For those seeking a simple yet powerful solution to their water woes, a carbon filter is a wise choice.

We're Here To Help You

Don't hesitate to seek professional assistance when needed. Our experts at Mid Atlantic Water have been helping customers make the right choice for their home's water problems for nearly 30 years. If you have any questions on which water filtration system is right for your home, we're here to help. Contact us however you'd like:

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