Cont....Think about how that high humidity will affect a piano and

all of its wooden parts like action parts, sound board, and keys.


Pianos are built under controlled relative humidity (RH) levels. In fact

your piano will operate best when the RH is about 42%. That is very

dry. As RH goes up, the wood in your piano swells. This causes the

sound board to push up on the strings and, in turn, the pitch goes sharp.

Then when the RH drops, the pitch will go flat.  As this happens, the

piano gets more and more out of tune. But more important is what

happens to the wood as it expands and contracts. This is why wood

cracks and falls apart over time. In a piano, it would result in cracked

sound boards, loose tuning pins, split bridges, as well as broken keys.

A humidity control system stops that process, leading to

a piano that stays in tune longer and requires less costly repairs.

Because a piano is often a major investment, and will very likely be passed

down from generation to generation, taking the steps to maintain and

protect it now will give you and your family unlimited hours of musical

enjoyment for many years to come, and will make your piano a cherished

heirloom that you can be proud to pass along. How sad it is when someone

purchases or inherits a beautiful old piano, but cannot enjoy playing it

because it was never properly taken care of.


Dampp Chaser humidity control systems, and the other accessory items

mentioned here, can help you to have an instrument that will be a treasure

for many generations.

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