Keeping your piano sounding its best requires you to constantly keep up after a number of variables. You need to make sure that all the piano strings are functional and working their best, to get the best sound from your piano you need to make sure the acoustics of the room are functional and as ideal as possible, and of course you need to be sure that your piano remains in sharp tune. But how do you keep your instrument in tune with any degree of success? What do you do about piano tuning in Atlanta when your instrument is exposed to generally mild weather?
Piano Tuning Atlanta – Move In: If you’re relocating to Atlanta and you are moving in your piano you should get the instrument looked at in the first couple of weeks. Even if you just got the instrument tuned, doing so right after moving is necessary to keep your piano in sync with the environment.
Stationary: Keeping your piano in tune when it is not moving from a climate controlled space may be the easiest way to keep your piano in tune. You should tune your piano twice a year as long as humid air isn’t crashing your parade.
Humidity: Sharp changes in the air quality is one of the principal reasons for pianos to go out of tune. Blame the humidity. Because piano strings are mounted on a wooden soundboard, moisture is absorbed into the wood when the humidity comes in. When humidity goes away and the weather gets drier; the soundboard shrinks. When this stretching and shrinking happens, the tension of the piano strings is tightened and relaxed and the piano will change pitch; going out of tune.
Solution: One sure way to keep your instrument in tune and unaffected by weather is to keep it indoors in a climate controlled environment. That may not be the answer you are looking to hear but because of Atlanta’s mild temperatures, it is far more likely to require regular attention if you keep it inside of a room in your home. Another solution is to build an air tight studio in a basement so that it could be “less” affected by humidity and temperature.