Piano Life Saver System
I am the nominated technician for supplying and installing Dampp Chaser Life Saver equipment thought Berkshire and Oxfordshire.
About Life Saver
Founded in 1947 Dampp-chaser offers the ultimate humidity control system for the piano. Endorsed by leading manufactures such as Steinway & Sons, Schimmel, Yamaha, Bosendorfer, Kemble and Kawai.
What is a Life Saver unit and how will it help my piano?
The Piano Life Saver is a piano humidity control system that keeps your piano in tune and prevents damage from climate and environmental effects, giving you professional performance level tonal quality and keyboard control.
Why do I need a Piano Life Saver System?
If you have under floor heating or a wood burning stove or if your piano is in a part of the house that becomes cold or draughty then I would certainly recommend this unit.
How long does it take to fit?
Fitting a Life Saver unit depends on the piano but usually takes around two and a half hours.
How much does it cost?
The cost of the installation varies according to size and make of piano. Running cost are as low as a few pence a day.
The Piano Life Saver System is made up of basic components which work together to control internal piano humidity levels, maintaining the recommended relative humidity and climate no matter what the external conditions are. 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 piano 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 piano Dehumidifier carries away moisture from the soundboard on air currents until the Humidistat senses that the soundboard is dry. The System again switches to the humidifying function. The cycle continues day after day, year after year, protecting your piano from external conditions.