It's a bad time for wooden instruments in much of the US. Currently, where I live, it is -21 F. Even way down south in Kentucky, it is 0 to minus 10 degrees.
Relative humidity (which controls the moisture content of wood) relates to temperature more than to the type of heating system used. In Louisville, the current outdoor temperature is 0, and the outdoor relative humidity is 75%. When this air is heated to 70 degrees, the relative humidity drops below 5%. Very dangerous, unless you are adding supplemental moisture.
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