DAMPP-CHASER HUMIDITY CONTROL

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The Piano Life Saver System

A must have for Western Australians who have Evaporative Air-conditioning and a piano! Humidity levels can reach over 80% with evaporative air-conditioning turned on, then an extreme change back to 50% to 60% when not in use. View the video below to see how a Dampp-Chaser System can  keep your piano in tune longer and extend it’s life.

The Piano Life Saver is a system that controls humidity conditions in your piano. When humidity is stabilised your piano will stay in tune longer and also minimise damage caused by climate and environmental effects, preserving the pianos tonal quality and even keyboard control.

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Overview:

Major piano manufacturers recommend installing the Dampp Chaser System for the best care,  maintenance and protection of your piano’s sound board and action parts, improved keyboard control, and better tuning stability. The system keeps piano humidity levels consistent and even by employing the Dehumidifier in days of high humidity, and when the season gets too dry, the Humidifier causes moist air or humidity inside the piano.

It’s truly a lifesaver for piano care & maintenance, tuning, and combating dry or humid conditions that can over time cause costly damage to your piano. You can protect your investment by getting Pianotech to install the Dampp Chaser Piano Life Saver, climate control system installed out of sight, inside your piano.

 Models are available for Grand Pianos and Upright pianos.

The Piano Life Saver System…

  • Helps the piano to hold its tuning better between regular tunings
  • Minimizes the expansion and contraction of action parts in grand and upright pianos  providing improved touch and keyboard control
  • Prevents rust on the strings and other metal parts
  • Minimizes felt deterioration, reducing the harsh tones that come from flattened hammer felt in low humidity or the muffled tones from swollen hammer felt in high humidity
  • Minimizes glue failure which can happen throughout the piano
  • Protects your investment year after year

How the Piano Life Saver System works

The Piano Life Saver System is made up of basic components which work together to control internal piano humidity levels, maintaining the recommended relative humidity and climate no matter what the external conditions are.

Employing a cycling action, the Humidistat is calibrated to create a controlled environment within the piano, producing a narrow range of average humidity. When the Humidistat, located close to the soundboard, senses that the wood is dry, it turns the piano Humidifier on.

Then, when the Humidifier has provided enough moisture to the soundboard, the Humidistat turns off the Humidifier and turns on the Dehumidifier. The piano Dehumidifier carries moisture away from the soundboard on air currents until the Humidistat senses that the soundboard is dry. The System then switches back to the humidifying function. The cycle continues day after day, year after year, protecting your piano from external conditions.

Buying a piano?

If you are buying a new piano, keep your piano “like new” by installing the Piano Life Saver System now. Protect the piano’s investment value by preventing cracks and splits from fluctuating humidity. With the System, the piano will stay on pitch constantly. That means, the tuner will only need to do a fine tuning of the piano and will not need to do a time-consuming pitch correction before he can begin the fine tuning. Your piano can be tuned much more quickly saving you money with every tuning. In this way, the System quickly pays for itself!

If you are buying a used piano, optimize keyboard responsiveness and enhance pitch stability with the Piano Life Saver System. As mentioned above, when the pitch is stabilized, the tuner will only need to do a fine tuning of the piano and will not need to do a time-consuming pitch correction before they can begin the fine tuning. For this reason, the System saves you money with each tuning.

The Piano Life Saver System is silent and installed out-of-sight inside your piano. Each Piano Life Saver System carries a 5-Year Guarantee.

 

SYSTEM COMPONENTS:

Dehumidifier: when humidity levels rise, it distributes moisture away from your piano using warm air currents.

Humidistat: this is the brain of the System sensing whether the wooden parts of your piano are too moist or too dry and automatically switching the System to function as a Dehumidifier or Humidifier.  This protects your piano from damage caused by changes in humidity.

Humidifier: moisturizes the dry wood of your piano when the humidity drops.  A low water warning light indicates when the Humidifier needs additional water; refilling the Humidifier is simple and easy.

3-Light LED Panel: features a green light marked POWER to indicate the System has electrical power and a yellow light marked WATER which blinks when the Humidifier needs water. If the System includes the optional Smart Bracket on the Humidifier tank, the red light marked PADS will blink when the pads are no longer wicking water, indicating they should be replaced.

Watering Tube: allows you to provide water to the Humidifier when the yellow light on the 3-Light LED Panel indicates a need for water.

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