Originally posted by Ancient Maestro:
Jay, Rick or anyone with information...
Would a centralized dehumidifier installed into the central air conditioning unit help to prevent warpage on the outside of the piano where the Dampp Chaser effect is not present?
Opposite to the dehumidifier, would a centralized humidifier installed into heating systems (for dry winters in Calgary Canada) prevent the outside of the piano from the negative effects of low humidity. I would think that Damp Chaser installed into the piano, would have only limited benefit to insides of pianos, unless a cover was put on the piano to help preserve humidity on the outside shell covers.
Would it be of benefit to install both a centralized humidifier, as well as a Damp Chaser in the piano relative to its' large investment?
I am not so sure about that but if I'm given free electricity or I own the utility company,
I will have the air-conditioning on for 24 hrs 365 days and forget about the dehumidifier/Damp Chaser. Temperature and humidity are so much constant. (Reading from my office's hygrometer when the air-conditioning is running for 8 hours). Should be perfect for a piano to live in
I have no idea. Where I am living now is wet all year round. But I recall when I was in Michigan 5 years ago. During winter especially in the morning getting up from bed, I have to drink alot of water because of dehydration. Later, got myself a dehumidifier from Meijer and install it in my bedroom. It was alot better.
I don't know if there is any help having more gadget/equipment. But I think if it can already maintain a good RH, I will keep the money for piano service later...