Organ builders usually ask for the heating to be on in the church when they tune the organ during the winter months. Is this really necessary?
- When the organ is being tuned, the building should be at the usual temperature for services. This is not merely for the comfort of the organ tuners, but will enable the church to get the best out of their tuning and maintenance contract because an organ tuned at a temperature other than that in which it will be used (i.e. when the building is heated) will sound out of tune and will only sound in tune when the temperature drops to the level present when the tuning was carried out.