The Heater and/or Dampp
Chaser piano life saver is a great device that provides tuning
stability and protection to an upright or a grand piano soundboard.
However, because of its size it is truly limited in protecting the
whole piano effectively if the piano is exposed to adverse
In other words, if the inside of your house undergoes
huge and rapid humidity and temperature swings from time to time, the
Heater and/or Dampp Chaser will not take care of this
From the years of
experience working with pianos in this type of hot and humid
environment, it's very important to control the whole room. Keep your
room as stable as possible within the relative humidity of 42-65% and stay within 10% range and your piano will be fine.
Keeping your piano in an environment where the relative humidity is
below 30% and/or above 70% with a Heater and/or Dampp
Chaser will not do any good. This is because your piano does not
only consists of the soundboard.
Many piano dealers,
technicians or ex-owners have suggested the
and/or Dampp Chaser can protect the area surrounding the piano.
However, considering the fact that this is a low-wattage system,
this sounds impossible. How would a 15 - 25
watt rod be able to dehumidify a space much larger than the
soundboard? And, how would it be possible to reduce the extreme
relative humidity around the piano with just a low powered heating
rod? It just won’t work.
To dehumidify a space with extremely high
humidity, you need a high-capacity device that can handle large
moisture loads. If the earlier claims were true, the
whole-house AC units would only consume a few hundred
watts (W) instead of a few kilowatts (kW).
You can go with the Heater and/or Dampp Chaser, but make sure
you avoid extreme conditions by using an AC unit and/or a
dehumidifier coupled with a humidifier when
necessary. Use a hygrometer to accurately displays the
relative humidity because humidity levels vary from
house to house and/or even between rooms in a same house.
Different dehumidifiers come with various features. Make sure
you check with
the local dehumidifier shops for recommendation. With the right
device and measurement, it will help make your indoor environment as
healthy and comfortable not only the piano but also to you and your family.
MANUFACTURER CAN COMPLETELY MAKE A PIANO AGAINST HUMIDITY
FLUCTUATIONS OR EXTREMES IT MAY ENCOUNTER.
soundboard and piano.