Ensuring the piano stays in one piece while moving is a priority, but the instrument’s position in your new home is also important. Where you place a piano in your house will affect its sound, performance, and life span. Below are a few tips to keep in mind when searching for the right location.
Where Should You Place Your Piano After Moving?
1. Away From Direct Sunlight
Both the light and temperature from sunlight can fade your piano’s finish, dry out and crack the soundboard, and weaken glue joints. The added heat can also destabilize the fragile humidity balance needed to maintain the instrument’s tuning.
2. Far From Windows & Vents
Windows and vents, including intake vents, can create constant temperature changes around a piano. This continuous fluctuation in air flow and humidity creates an unstable environment for the instrument and will cause parts inside it, primarily the soundboard, to shrink and expand — throwing off the mechanical setup and creating performance issues. Place the instrument in a spot that has minimal airflow and humidity changes.
3. Near an Inner Wall
To avoid the fluctuations in temperature and keep your device away from direct sunlight, seek out spots near an inner wall, with the base side running parallel to the wall. This placement will allow the bass to bounce off the wall and into the room and ensure the treble is heard clearly. If possible, put the instrument near 90-degree corner that allows you to keep your back to the wall.
Once you’ve decided where to tell the piano movers to place your instrument, contact the experts at Becker Movers in Rochester, NY, to carefully handle your relocation. This full-service moving company will help with every stage of your move, from packing to unloading at your new home. Call (585) 458-5480 to schedule their assistance for your upcoming move and visit their website to learn more about their services.