Carbon tanks (standard whole house filters)
All whole-house filtration systems have a carbon filtration tank and a sediment filter at their core.
These two filter stages take care of the most common contaminants in city and well water—the sediment filter removing undissolved dirt (rust, sand, iron) and the carbon filter adsorbing organic chemicals and metals (chlorine, VOCs, solvents).
Both SpringWell and Aquasana make powerful carbon tanks capable of removing all common drinking water contaminants.
Aquasana’s RHINO whole house filter is one of the best-known models in the industry. Available in two sizes to accommodate various budgets and household needs, it uses an UpFlow design, which lets water stay in contact with the filter media for longer, and stops the risk of channeling, where water focuses on one part of the media and erodes it.
While changing the tanks in a SpringWell filter system can be done by a single person, they are more awkward to handle the Aquasana Rhino, which has been cleverly designed for fast, simple tank replacements.