1. Home
Brandy Kraemer

Best Temperatures & Humidity Levels for Acoustic Pianos

By April 17, 2014

Follow me on:

Piano humidity levels.A piano fares best in 35-45% humidity, but up to 55% is acceptable - so long as it's constant. Fluctuating humidity causes wood - including the ever-important soundboard - to swell and release, and this can lead to tuning issues, changes in ... (continue reading)


Image: Robb Debenport/Getty Images


January 7, 2013 at 3:03 pm
(1) piano tuner says:

I typically tell my clients as a piano tuner to keep the environment where the piano is located around 40 percent humidity. 35-50 is ideal.

Leave a Comment

Line and paragraph breaks are automatic. Some HTML allowed: <a href="" title="">, <b>, <i>, <strike>

©2014 About.com. All rights reserved.