We don't play our piano much/at all. Why should we get it tuned regularly?

Unless you are a conservatory, the main cause of change in your piano's tuning is humidity, not usage. If you don't get it tuned at least every year or two, the pitch falls steadily until it becomes a candidate for a Pitch Raise.

People ask why they can't just do a pitch raise and tuning every ten years or so. The answer is that a pitch raise is hard on a piano. It's a big change, and you don't want to have to do it more than a couple of times in a piano's lifetime. It's like deciding just to have heart bypass surgery once in a while instead of taking care of yourself.

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