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Temperature
« on: April 27, 2020, 04:54:21 PM »
Hi, just have a question about the effects of temperature on a piano. I may be shipping a piano to my house where there is a room that was added on after construction. It is partially heated/cooled, but the temperature fluctuates a lot. It can get as low as 55 and as high as 90, and there are times when it can go from 60-85 in one day.

Leaving humidity aside, let's assume that's something I can reasonably control (and I'm in the southwest usa), can the temperature fluctuations alone damage the piano? Judging by my guitars in that room, the strings will be stable for a period of time and then one day suddenly drop out of tune. Perhaps this would be less dramatic with piano? Is there any damage that can occur to the piano within these temperature ranges as the wood expands/contracts?

Thx