Piano Humidity Control
If you are not a person that is well versed in the ways that pianos work this can sound strange. That’s a big problem if you own a piano and you have no idea that you should be looking into humidity control. That being said, these days it has become extremely easy to be able to check on the current humidity levels on your piano. Should you be investing in gadgets that can help you with this type of situation? If you are serious about your piano’s health, then yes there is a good chance that you should be looking into making some type of investment.
Why Is Humidity Important To Pianos?
The reason why it can be said that humidity is important to pianos is that pretty much all of the components that make up a piano have some type of reaction to humidity. Wood is the perfect example. Many pianos are ultimately covered with it. Fluctuating humidity can cause wood to stretch and expand. Other parts of the piano can see some similar changes because of the changes within the wood and other issues. What we need to do in these cases is make sure that the humidity levels are constant. Usually, we are going to be talking about 40 to 50% humidity in a room.
The Placement Of The Piano Is Key
Where the piano is located is going to be a highly determining factor in the level of humidity that the piano is going to be exposed to. If you are not sure whether or not your piano’s current location is doing it any favors we can help you assess the situation. If we can find a better spot for it then we can help you adjust it. We know that for some people pianos are more important as a decoration or design aspect. We respect that, and we’ll certainly keep that in mind.
Should I Have A Unique AC Unit For The Area?
Having an AC unit hit the piano directly can be both beneficial and actually negative in some cases. We wouldn’t look at this as an option that will work for all pianos. There are actually other types of devices that are going to be able to help you control the level of humidity in the area. We would advise you to look for those before you head over to your home improvement store to buy an AC unit.
Gadgets To Measure Humidity
There are a wide variety of air humidity measuring gadgets. You can buy a small handheld one you can get one that is measuring humidity at all times. Before you go out and buy one online it could be a good idea to figure out what type of device would work for you best. We can recommend particular gadgets for each specific need. Give us a call or contact us, to allow us to help you set everything correctly. That way you’ll be sure you are getting an accurate reading every time.