Are you thinking of mounting your TV above a fireplace, because mounting TV above your fireplace seems like the best option for your space? But is it right to mount a TV over a fireplace, either from the standpoint of viewing comfort or safety? In particular, will a TV or any other video monitor become damaged from the heat of the fireplace? Here are some factors to consider before mounting a TV above your fireplace.
What Kind of Fireplace Do You Have?
Different homes have different types of fireplace. But all kind of fireplaces like Gas, Electric and Wood fireplaces produce heat, while electric and gas fireplace don’t create ash or smoke, the heat from these types of fireplaces can damage a TV.
Is the heat from the fire going to damage your TV?
However, to ensure your television will not get damaged from the heat, care must be taken to ensure that heat generated by the fireplace is redirected away from the TV.
There are several ways to do this, such as installing a proper Fireplace TV mount and building an alcove for the television. Also, it’s vital to ensure minimum clearances are met.
Fireplace TV mount helps to deflect heat away from the wall. Moving the TV up slightly, apart from the fire, also places it in a better position from a temperature perspective.
Are you going to get neck-strain looking high at the TV?
One of the biggest concerns we hear is that a TV positioned over a fireplace is at an uncomfortable viewing angle. Mounting TV above the fireplace is a balance between saving height of the television and space. Still, it can have a few unplanned side effects, including uncomfortable viewing conditions, and unusual audio nuances. Some solutions help bring the TV closer to eye level when you need to place your TV above natural viewing height – like fireplace TV Mounts.
Neck strain can be avoided by hanging the television as low as possible or using a lowering down TV mount so that viewers do not have to crane their necks to watch.
Naturally, this is difficult for an over-the-fireplace mount. However, installing a tranquil mount will create a much more natural eye-level viewing, creating a much friendlier angle.
This also ensures that the picture quality remains as high as possible with good quality sound.
So now you know that you do have some options to mitigate this problem. The first is to buy a fireplace tilting TV mounts & lowering TV mounts with enough down angle to give you a more direct view of the screen.