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How to Control Humidity Levels for Your Instrument Room

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If you’re a music enthusiast or an instrumentalist, you'll agree that your music instrument is a very cherished belonging. And as such, shielding it from weather extremities should be your leading priority. However, what you don't know is that potential damages to your instrument may not only emanate from major environmental factors such as temperature, rain, etc. In fact, low humidity levels in your space are an underrated culprit. It can damage both your mental and wooden instruments over time if care is not taken. The same could be said about high humidity levels as well.


For this reason, keeping your instrument room humidity at optimal range is important if you want to maximize their shelf life and prevent warping, shrinkage, and cracking.



Effect of humidity on your instruments


Almost all instruments have wood as part of their components. Manufacturers of these instruments typically produce them in factories with very controlled humidity. This is because woods easily warp, which can eventually take a toll on the instrument's timbre and tone. This result from the fact that low humidity can ultimately deprive wood of moisture content.


Hence, if you’re looking to keep your instrument in an instrument room, it is important to replicate this optimum humidity level to prevent damage to your instrument.


However, before using a room humidifier, ensure that you’ve investigated the current levels of your indoor humidity. With this, you can better understand your room's current demands and tailor your levels accordingly.


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What is the optimum humidity for the instrument room?


Experts suggest that you keep your instrument humidity levels between 40 to 50 percent. If your humidity level goes considerably below this, you’ll notice shrinkage across strings, cracking, or overall more stress in your instrument. If your humidity level goes significantly beyond this range, you’ll notice considerable expansion and warping from its normal size.



How to control the humidity


Getting an automated room humidifier can help you correct this without the hassle. The humidifier has a built-in humidistat that helps you measure the humidity level of your room, and tailor its output accordingly. It allows you to set your preferred humidity level without having to adjust the moisture output every time. However, when making a choice, there are a few considerations.


Firstly, you need to factor your room size in. Then, consider your preferred operational design. Generally, an ultrasonic humidifier makes the best fit for your instrument room. While using this, be sure that the mist is very clean so you don't cause buildups of particles on your instrument.


Also, ensure you’re always keeping your instrument in the case. Be sure not to hang them on stands as well. For even more prolonged you, you might want to buy an instrument case humidifier.



Final thought


All in all, a humidifier is undoubtedly key to keeping your instrument room humidity levels within the normal range. If you’ve followed this article to this point, you’ll understand what humidity can do to your instrument and how to get the best out of it.


For further advice, please do not hesitate to contact us.


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