In this intructable, I'm gonna show you how to build a simple dehumidifier for your precious piano, at a fraction of cost if you buy a similar product. And it uses much less energy than a room dehumidifier does.
We bought a new piano last year for my son. When the tuner came for his first service, he told me that the best humidity level for a piano is 42% to 45%, and he recommended us to install a piano humidity control system - Dampp-Chaser. Their website has an excellent description of the benefits of this system. http://www.pianolifesaver.com/english/benefits.php
I won't repeat all the benefits here, but just in summary:
- stabilizes piano tuning, so you can see your tuner once a year or even longer, instead of every 6 months. This saves you about $100 a year.
- save hundreds of $$$ a year compare with using home dehumidifier
But the cost is over $600, and maybe up to $900 to have it installed!!!
I've used the last penny for the new piano, but the Dampp-Chaser seems promising. So I decided to make my own one.
Stay turned. Here comes my design.