||A Piano Life
Saver System from Dampp-Chaser Corp. keeps your piano on pitch
and prevents damage from environmental effects, allowing optimum tonal
quality and keyboard control.
technicians and the major piano manufacturers recommend installing the
Piano Life Saver System to protect your piano, improve keyboard control,
and maintain tuning stability. The System Humidistat keeps humidity levels
consistent by activating the piano Dehumidifier during highly humid
conditions and when the environment gets too dry, the System Humidifier
replaces moisture inside the piano.
|Protect your piano's
investment value by having our piano climate control System installed, out
of sight, inside your piano to combat dry and highly humid conditions that
can cause costly damage. The System is truly a piano lifesaver and must be
installed by a professional piano technician to
activate the warranty.
|Benefits To Your Piano
|Installed out-of-sight inside the piano, the System combats both
dry conditions and highly humid conditions, keeping the humidity level in
the piano consistent continuously.
|The PIANO LIFE SAVER SYSTEM
||Stabilizes pitch and permits tunings to hold much better and longer (the tuning will not go
sharp or flat when the weather or room humidity changes)
expansion and contraction of action parts which
provides optimum touch and
predictable keyboard control
|Prevents rust on the strings and 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
|Minimizes glue failure
throughout the piano
|Protects your piano's investment value year after
|How The System Works
Piano Life Saver System is made up of basic components which
to control the humidity levels within your piano,
maintaining the recommended relative humidity, no matter what the external
|Through a cycling action, the Humidistat is calibrated to
create a separate environment within the piano, producing a narrow range
of average humidity. When the Humidistat, located less than an inch
from the soundboard, senses that the wood is dry, it turns the 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 Dehumidifier carries away moisture from the soundboard on air currents
until the Humidistat senses that the soundboard is
|The System again switches to the humidifying
function. The cycle continues day after day, year after year,
protecting your piano from external conditions.
|Humidity & Your Piano
|Limitations of Room Dehumidifiers and
|The initial cost of a portable
dehumidifier and humidifier is about the same as a Piano Life Saver System
installed in your piano. However, if
you place value on your time, you will pay much more to keep a dehumidifier and humidifier
||With the use of a
portable dehumidifier and humidifier, you will need to monitor
the environment daily with a hygrometer to be sure the humidity
remains in a safe range for the piano. The Piano Life Saver
automatically keeps the humidity in a safe range for your piano year
To operate a portable dehumidifier or humidifier
continuously requires that you empty (or fill) a large
reservoir every day. In contrast, the Piano Life
Saver's small humidifier requires only one can of water twice a
month in most environments.
|Portable dehumidifiers and humidifiers are intrusive,
noisy appliances while the Piano Life Saver System is hidden
inside the piano and works silently
|The electricity cost to operate a portable
dehumidifier continuously is at least 10 times the cost to operate
the Piano Life Saver System continuously.
|Keeping the entire room in the
safe humidity zone for pianos results in continuous condensation on
windows which may rot the wood around the window. Condensation also forms
inside the walls surrounding the room and prompts the growth of mold and
can cause structural damage to both interior and exterior walls.