Factors To Consider When You Choose A Room For Your Piano

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Factors To Consider When You Choose A Room For Your Piano

Factors To Consider When You Choose A Room For Your Piano

5 May 2016
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When you own a piano and are moving homes, it's necessary to hire a crew of piano movers (such as those from Caccamise Moving & Storage Co) to take care of your cherished instruments. While the crew is making arrangements to transport the piano, it's up to you to decide where the instrument should be located in your new home. The last thing you want to have happen is for the crew to place the instrument in one room, only for you to realize there's a better location elsewhere in the home. It's important to consider how you play the instrument — do you enjoy playing at family gatherings? If so, you might wish to have it located in a central room. Otherwise, here are some critical factors to keep in mind.

Ability To Control The Humidity

It's best to keep the piano in a room in which the humidity stays between 40 and 50 percent. At some times of the year, depending on where you live, the natural humidity will fall within this range. At other times, you'll need to use a humidifier or a dehumidifier, along with a hygrometer, to keep the humidity level under control. Generally, you'll have an easier time maintaining the relative humidity in the room if it's on the smaller side. A larger room obviously contains more air, which means you'll need to run your humidifier or dehumidifier for longer periods to achieve the humidity that is best for your instrument.

Exposure To Heat

Just as extremely low or high humidity carries the risk of damaging the piano's wood, exposure to excess heat can also be troublesome. Chronic heat can risk drying out the piano's wood, so it's necessary to be careful that the room you choose for the instrument won't ever get too hot. This means that it's best to avoid placing your piano in a room with radiant floor heat, as the heat will rise up through the piano and could cause problems. The piano should also be placed away from heat vents and baseboard heaters. 

Proximity To You And Guests

It's also useful to think about the location of the piano in regards to your everyday activities. If you enjoy playing regularly during small breaks in your other duties around the house, it's ideal to keep the instrument in an easily accessible area such as your living room. Keeping it in a far-away room, conversely, might make you resistant to play. Think, too, about guests who visit your home and might wish to play the piano. In this scenario, you'll want the instrument in an area frequented by your guests, rather than in a private area such as your bedroom. 

About Me
An Unexpected Move

My younger sister married an amazing guy a few months ago. Because they wanted to save some money before purchasing a home, they decided to continue to live in the home my sister had rented for the last couple of years. Unfortunately, they discovered a major mold problem in this home immediately after the wedding. So they were forced to move all of their possessions, including an extensive number of wedding gifts, into another rental home. Because my sister’s job keeps her busy, she knew she needed to hire professional movers. We learned a lot from this experience and I have since realized the great help movers are. On this blog, I hope you will discover the advantages of hiring a moving company to assist you with an unexpected move.