Under what weather conditions should one tune a piano if one is only going to tune it once a year? I'm thinking about both humidity and temperature. Is it best to tune when the humidity is typical (median or mean), or perhaps slightly above or below average? Same question then for temperature, but of course the temperature of the piano is controlled more by season than weather, since in the winter our house temperature is around 69F/20.5C and in the summer it's around 77F/25C.
I have an upright piano, and am a casual player. Tuning my piano once a year is a challenge, so I'd like to do it at the most optimal time. I live in a particularly hot and dry climate. I understand that I should have a humidifier for my piano, but it's just not going to happen. I realize my piano never plays perfectly, and I'm ok with that. I am hoping that there is some wisdom or rule-of-thumb to guide me here. Searching google resulted in lots of advice about care and the effects of humidity/temperature, but nothing answering my specific question.