Taking care of your acoustic piano during the summer months

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Taking care of your acoustic piano during the summer months

June 28, 2024

Taking care of your acoustic piano during the summer months

Taking care of your acoustic piano during the summer months is crucial to ensure its longevity and performance. Here are some top tips to keep your prized instrument safe and healthy:

1. Keep Your Piano Away from Windows: While it might be tempting to play your piano near an open window during a summer breeze, prolonged exposure to heat and humidity can damage the wood.

Aim for approximately 42% humidity in the room—too much or too little can cause problems like tuning issues and cracked soundboards.

2. Invest in a Humidifier: If your home’s humidity levels regularly fall outside the ideal range, consider using a humidifier or dehumidifier.

 Maintaining around 42% humidity helps prevent warping and other issues. 

You can find various humidifiers online or even position a couple of plants in the piano room to increase humidity naturally.

3. Protect Your Piano from Direct Sunlight: UV rays from sunlight can fade and damage your piano’s finish over time. 

Use blinds, curtains, or piano dust covers to shield your instrument from direct sunlight.

4. Keep the Room Simple and Clutter-Free: Clutter can affect airflow and temperature regulation. Maintain a clean, organized piano room to ensure optimal conditions for your instrument.

5. Play Your Piano Regularly: Regular use helps maintain the piano’s internal components and prevents stagnation. Plus, playing is good for your soul!




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