Indoor climate and humidity

Indoor climate and humidity

Unhealthy indoor climate and too little or too much humidity can cause great harm to any upright or grand piano. The woods are sensitive to any change. Read here what should be observed.

A high-quality upright and a good grand piano have a colorful and wonderful sound. Bechstein is known for its legendary sound. This has to do with the fact that all materials and components are specially selected and of high quality, natural materials are still the first choice. What is more, all components are perfectly matched. The sensitive elements, the acoustic body and the keyboard and action assembly are at the time of delivery in an absolutely stable and harmonious constitution. In order to maintain these characteristics, your instrument needs balanced temperature and climate conditions.

Check your room climate with a thermometer in conjunction with a hygrometer (humidity meter). 40 to 70 percent humidity and temperatures between 18 and 24 degrees are a good measure. In some countries and regions very high air humidity fluctuations are the rule. At high humidity, the tuning suffers; natural materials such as felt, wood and leather swell; and problems occur in the keyboard and action assembly. If the overall humidity sinks below 35 percent, you should definitely add water to the room climate. Otherwise, serious damages can occur due to dryness.

Here, installing a Piano Life Saver System can help. Please obtain more information under http://www.pianolifesaver.com/Please check in any case the humidity in your living rooms and provide necessary measures for climate control. A temperature change is always accompanied by a change in humidity due to the temperature-dependent moisture absorption capacity of the air.

Please also note that storage in a non-air conditioned warehouse or similar space can damage your instrument greatly. After a long stay in the colder climates, the upright or grand piano should be acclimatized gradually. If your instrument will be stored temporarily in an unheated place, you should ask your authorized C. Bechstein dealer for appropriate preventive measures.A high-quality upright and a good grand piano have a colorful and wonderful sound. Bechstein is known for its legendary sound. This has to do with the fact that all materials and components are specially selected and of high quality, natural materials are still the first choice. What is more, all components are perfectly matched. The sensitive elements, the acoustic body and the keyboard and action assembly are at the time of delivery in an absolutely stable and harmonious constitution. In order to maintain these characteristics, your instrument needs balanced temperature and climate conditions.

Healthy indoor climate
Hygrometer