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Question about temperature environment

Discussion in 'The Piano' started by Rick Perlstein, Jan 19, 2018.

  1. Rick Perlstein

    Rick Perlstein New Member Trusted Member

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    I am accepting delivery on my very first grand piano on February 12! One of the deals I made with my (non-playing) wife is that she will be able to continue her habit of setting our automated thermostat to 60 degrees at night. Will a 10 degree swing between every night and day affect the quality and durability of the instrument? How much more often will I have to have it tuned than if I kept it at a constant 70 degrees?
     
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    I doubt it will have a serious effect. Humidity can be an issue if frequently present in high levels.
     
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    It will also depend on the heating in the environment. With the weather changing constantly depending on where you live, it will effect the piano. For example in NYC currently the weather has fluctuated frequently and some clients have needed their piano tuned 3x this winter.

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    Yes. Since the piano is made up of wood the variations in the humidity may affect the instrument and its performance as well. The extreme humidity may lead to the cracking of the wood and it may affect other parts of the instrument such as strings and sound boards. So, temperature environment plays an important role in the maintenance of pianos. The acceptable humidity for the piano ranges from 45% to 70% of the constant temperature i.e. about 20 degrees.
     

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