A specially coated steel that will be used on a test basis in a residential home's hvac system could have some strong implications for the commercial hvac market. The antimicrobial steel, coated with AgION, was designed by AK Steel Corporation (Middletown, OH) to resist bacteria, mildew, and mold.
It is being used in the construction of an 11,000-sq-ft-home in Northridge, CA. In order to put the steel into a test application, AK Steel is supplying 30,000 lbs of steel for the home. The steel will be used for the heating, ventilation and air conditioning ducts, and frame and roof, among other things.