Armbruster Communications – Mounting a TV Over a Fireplace
As an audio and visual solutions specialist and owner of Armbruster Communications in Toms River, this is probably the most common question I get asked: “Can I mount my TV over my fireplace?”
Well, with the number of times I’ve installed them, and other people who have done them, of course you can. But there are a few precautions you should take.
First, take a thermometer and place it where you want the TV. Turn the fireplace on and make sure the temperature does not exceed 90 degrees. That is the standard for most TV manufacturers recommendations.
If you find that the temperature does exceed 90 degrees, then I would suggest a mantle to deflect some of the heat before putting an expensive TV above the fireplace. When you do decide to mount it, keep the TV as close to mantle as possible. This will allow the heat to pass away from the TV’s electronics as much as possible.
As always, if you are not sure we are just a phone call away.
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