You probably think that your acoustic piano is pretty tough. Unfortunately, like Superman and kryptonite, it’s not tough when it comes to heat. No, Ladies and Gentlemen, your piano cannot take the heat.
Direct heat results in dried out wood; a soundboard (the sheet of wood over which the strings are placed to increase resonance) that is dried out is the death knell of a piano.
How do you avoid this ordeal?
- Move your piano AWAY FROM DIRECT HEAT
- Keep the humidity at 40 with a dehumidifier.
NB Putting a board between your piano and the heat source does not cut it!
Yes, kryptonite makes for good drama in a Superman adventure, but heat is drama your piano can do without.