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#223106 - 07/02/08 04:23 PM One more Humidity thread - What about dry all year??
ProdigalPianist Offline
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Registered: 04/08/07
Posts: 1049
Loc: Phoenix Metro, AZ
OK, I have read enough threads to understand that summer/humid to winter/dry from heating humidity fluctuations are very bad for a piano.

However, I live in Arizona. It is dry all year here (natives start fussing about the excessive humidity when it reaches the high teens ;\) ).

In addition, the climate here is such that many weeks (sometimes even months) of the year, it is pleasant to have the windows open 24/7. That is a lot to give up (much less ask non-pianist family to give up) because of your piano. Especially in a small house without a dedicated piano room.

What are the particular risks and dangers to a piano, in a 'stable-but-very-dry' atmosphere?

Thank you!
Adult Amateur Pianist

My only domestic quality is that I live in a house.

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#223107 - 07/03/08 06:37 AM Re: One more Humidity thread - What about dry all year??
Rich Galassini Offline
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Registered: 05/28/01
Posts: 9883
Loc: Philadelphia/South Jersey
Stability is the main watch word when we discuss humidity and pianos. However, steadily under 20% humudity makes me nervous. Being from the East Coast, we normally service pianos that have to be baked by an overactive heating system or a fireplace to get this dry, and I don't like what I see in these pianos. To be fair though all of these pianos are in fluctuation.

To get a valid opinion, why not ask a local professional piano tech. his opinion? There are systems that can be installed into your piano that will help.

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