How to Take Care of a Piano
Avoid locations near AC vents, heaters, fireplaces, high-traffic doors, and rooms with large windows. Temperatures and humidity levels in these locations are less stable.
To maintain a consistent humidity level, you may have to use a humidifier in the winter when it’s less humid, and a dehumidifier in the spring and summer as humidity levels rise.Unless your basement is climate-controlled, keep your piano above ground level.
You can also cover the entire piano with a drop cloth. This will protect the keys and keep dust and contaminants out of the inside of your piano.
Never use your piano as a surface for food or drink. You’ll find that the temptation to place drinks on your piano is greatest in high-traffic rooms. If your piano makes for a convenient surface for you or your guests, consider moving it to a more isolated area.
You should try to play your piano at least once a week.
You may need to have your piano tuned more frequently during the first year of ownership since new wire slowly stretches during the initial months of playing.
Your piano may also slip out of tune as it adjusts to the temperature and humidity of your home.