What should we do about the temperature of the building during the week?
- During weekdays, when the church is not being used, the temperature should not exceed 10 degrees Centigrade (50 degrees Fahrenheit). Cold conditions will not cause any damage to an organ unless damp is present.
And on a Sunday?
- On a Sunday or other occasions when the church is in use, the temperature should be between 18 and 21 degrees Centigrade (68 degrees Fahrenheit). High temperatures, if sustained for long periods may cause damage to an organ through low humidity. If the organ is tall or in a gallery, it should be borne in mind that the temperature within the organ may be higher than in the pews. Allowance should also be made for the heat generated by the presence of people within a building and the setting on a thermostat adjusted accordingly.