Copper spiral duct is a rare sight in commercial ductwork design, says MKT Metal Manufacturing, an HVAC duct and accessories manufacturer out of York, Pennsylvania.

Due to cost, the use of copper duct in HVAC systems is often limited to applications where its aesthetic benefits or antimicrobial properties are essential, such as restaurants or hospitals.

However, in the right setting, the malleable metal can really shine.

For a recent copper spiral duct installation in Asheville, North Carolina — fabricated by MKT Manufacturing and installed by JA Moody Construction — a homeowner specifically requested copper duct to complement their living quarters.  

“They loved the installation and said the copper duct looks fantastic,” says MKT. “Recently, we have provided more copper products and have experienced more inquires. This could be a possible indication of a declining resistance to cost factor or an increase in aesthetically pleasing designs.” Whether it is the former or the latter, it seems as though an increasing number of owners and contractors realize that incorporating copper into ductwork designs can be worth every penny.

MKT Metal Manufacturing was created by four duct fabrication professionals with more than 75 years of combined experience in estimating, manufacturing, installation, and sales.

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