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Are there other ways to protect my piano from
How much time do I have to control Humidity and
Temperature before my piano gets damaged?
I was told that cooling my A/C will also keep
my piano dryer, then why do I need a Climate control?
I was told at the store that my piano has a dehumidifier
installed, isn’t that enough?
Are there other ways to protect my piano from humidity?
instead of the Dampp-Chaser Piano Life Saver System, which is
still the most recommended, there are other ways, for instance:
If you have the resources, some air conditioning systems have
also an option for humidity control. You might consider asking
you’re A/C installers about the possibility of upgrading
your system. This is the most expensive way to keep humidity under
control, but very useful if you have at home other musical instruments,
wooden floors and furniture or some sensitive electronic devices
that might be affected by environmental moisture.
Depending on the size and hermeticity of the room, either a room
dehumidifier device, or a room humidifier device, or a combination
of both (available in most home appliances’ stores) may
be used to keep the levels. If chosen, this method will also protect
from moisture any other instrument or devices that you keep in
such room. However, you must first be sure you buy an adequate
system for your room's dimentions. Also, you should bear in mind
that this type of system requires a lot of maintenance, as emptying
the trays every time they fill up and to keep it always at 42%
(unless recommended otherwise by your technician).
Still, you should always consult with your piano tuner-technician
before making any decision regarding the care of your instrument,
in order to make the proper decision.
How much time do I have to control Humidity and Temperature before
my piano gets damaged?
is impossible to determine the amount of time your piano will
last unharmed without controlling humidity and temperature. It
could take between just a few days or last a few years, depending
on the amount of humidity or how critical are the temperature
changes, as opposed as a lifetime of enjoyment when is properly
taken care of.
I was told that cooling my A/C will also keep my piano dryer,
then why do I need a Climate control?
A/C temperature settings will affect the humidity level, but will
not keep it constant and it needs to be kept at the constant suggested
I was told at the store that my piano has a dehumidifier installed,
isn’t that enough?
people call dehumidifier just a heating rod. When action sticks
you can have a dehumidifier rod installed, it will dry enough
to unstuck the action, but again it does not control the humidity
level, if moisture in the air goes higher it will also go higher
in the piano, if it goes dryer, it could over dry the action contributing
to damage it later. In no way is a good solution.