More on Dampp ChaserTM Installation and Humidity Control
What's Humidity got to do with it?
Humidity change is your piano's worst enemy. It makes pianos go
out of tune. High humidity rusts and weakens metal parts. Repeated
cycles of high and low humidity through the year also crack wooden parts,
especially those under tension or pressure, like the soundboard and bridges.
These changes can cause parts to fail where repair or replacement costs a lot
more than prevention--the installation of a Dampp ChaserTM
Climate Control System.
Won't a room dehumidifier (or dehumidifier) take care of the problem.
No. First of all, the Dampp ChaserTM is designed
to work with pianos and their needs. Room or furnace units have no idea what
the piano needs. Also, although the initial cost of a Dampp ChaserTM
is higher than a room unit, it has no moving parts, and the operating cost
is much less, typically $2.00 to $2.50 per month.
Where can I get more information?
Visit the Dampp ChaserTM
What about service? How reliable is it?
It has a five-year warranty, but let me tell you that I have
installed hundreds of them, and I have made a total of ONE service
call in all those years, and that was for a part I broke during
installation. Hey, nobody's perfect.