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Protecting your piano from humidity changes is vital in order to keep it in tune and in good health

We have products to help protect your investment. Below are products to protect your piano from extremes of humidity. The automatic system from Dampp-chaser is an excellent kit which is the ultimate protection for your piano and fully automatic monitoring.

Please note that prices exclude fitting. We only fit within our tuning area. We do not supply these direct to customers as these need to be fitted by a qualified technician.

In dry conditions, where there is little humidity, the piano can be damaged by drying out. This can usually be contributed by central heating, under floor heating etc. Wood moves as it takes in or gives out moisture to keep an equilibrium state to its environment. All wooden parts of the piano, for example the action, soundboard, wrest plank, case etc. start to shrink, causing problems like loose pins, soundboard cracks and an indecisive action response. By fitting a humidifier, a long tube filled with specially formed sponge and once immersed in water, the piano can be protected by these conditions. This device cost will save the piano from future repair costs.

If humidity is high, then the action becomes sluggish, strings rust, case finish becomes dull and the action felts start to deteriorate. High humidity can easily be found in poorly heated rooms, Churches & halls, near Kitchens or other high humid environments. By fitting a damp chaser, a low voltage element encased in a metal tube, designed for the piano, this will protect the piano by gently heating the air inside so that no damage occurs. Sticky keys and hammers are a common result of high humidity and a damaged piano can take a long time recover and may need repairs. The de-humidifier comes in a standard length to fit all pianos or an extendable version to fit the entire length of the piano. We recommend the humidistat heater kit.

Or you can have the best system for protecting your piano…

  • Stabilises piano tuning, maintaining pitch and markedly extending the life of piano tunings
  • Minimizes the expansion and contraction of action parts which provides optimum touch and predictable keyboard control
  • Prevents rust on the strings and metal parts
  • Minimizes felt deterioration, reducing the harsh tones that come from flattened hammer felt in low humidity or the muffled tones from swollen hammer felt in high humidity
  • Minimizes glue failure throughout the piano
  • Protects your investment year after year

Dehumidifier: when humidity levels rise, it distributes moisture away from your piano using warm air currents.

Humidistat: this is the brain of the System which senses whether the wooden parts of your piano are too moist or too dry and automatically switches the System to function as a Dehumidifier or Humidifier to protect your piano from damage caused by changes in humidity.

Humidifier: moisturizes the dry wood of your piano when the humidity drops; a low water warning light indicates when the Humidifier needs additional water; refilling the Humidifier is simple and easy.

3-Light LED Panel: features a green light marked POWER to indicate the System has electrical power and a yellow light marked WATER which blinks when the Humidifier needs water. If the System includes the optional Smart Bracket on the Humidifier tank, the red light marked PADS will blink when the pads are no longer wicking water, indicating they should be replaced.

Watering Tube: allows you to provide water to the Humidifier when the yellow light on the 3-Light LED Panel indicates a need for water.

Bechstein “In environments with fluctuating humidity, Dampp-Chaser Humidity Control Systems efficiently help to preserve the extraordinary tonal quality and investment value of Bechstein pianos.”

Bösendorfer”The usage of Dampp-Chaser humidity control systems effectively compensates climatic changes within the piano’s environment and is for that reason beneficial in terms ofstability and long term reliability.”

Blüthner “The Life Saver System certainly helps to control the humidity around a piano, helps toprevent damage and to maintain its value.”

Kawai ” Your Dampp-Chaser humidity control systems are the best and most carefully designed systems we have seen. “

Fazioli ” Fazioli pianos are individually handcrafted combining high quality materials with the finest workmanship and technology. Despite our pianos are built according to strict standards in order to tolerate changes in temperature and humidity, we always remind our clients that it is much better to preserve the piano from severe climate conditions. For this reason we recommend the Piano Life Saver System in particular to protect the soundboard, from the damaging effects of extreme humidity fluctuations.”Yamaha “Yamaha fully endorses the use of the system with Yamaha pianos in areas that are subject to extremes in humidity. Without such a system, it is very difficult to control the humidity around the piano. “
Sauter “The Piano Life Saver helps to preserve the outstanding sound, fine touch and unique expressiveness of Sauter handcrafted pianos.”

Petrof ” Petrof company recommends the Dampp-Chaser System with Petrof Pianos to enhance tuning and regulation stability, especially those pianos placed in areas that are subject to great air humidity changes or to extreme high or extreme low humidity levels.  Without such a system, it is very difficult to control the air humidity in the immediate vicinity of the piano.”

Schimmel ” The best way to preserve the value of finegrands and uprights is to automatically regulate the humidity right within the instrument .. with a System from Dampp-Chaser Corporation.”