Putting An Electric Fireplace And TV On The Same Wall

Mounting a TV Above an Electric Fireplace can be tricky, but it is doable. Whether you are mounting the TV above your fireplace for home theater purposes or just to watch the game on Sunday morning, there are some important considerations to take into account before you start drilling holes in your wall. This blog post will cover all of the steps necessary to mount a TV above an electric fireplace so that it looks great and doesn’t cause any problems in the future!

Today we are going to show you how to mount a TV above an electric fireplace. There are many advantages of mounting your TV over the fireplace, including increased viewing angles and no glare from the screen on the wall. Mounting a television is not always as simple as it sounds so let’s get started with some tips for best practices before beginning with mounting hardware.

Electric Fireplace And TV On The Same Wall

The first thing that you need to do is figure out where the wall studs are located. This will be very easy as they stick out from the drywall a bit and can easily be seen with a couple of nails in them. Once you have done this, simply measure the distance between studs. This will be your cut line so make sure to have a straight edge for marking this out on the wall where you would like the TV to go.Walker Edison Bern Classic 2 Fireplace TV Stand

If you are hanging it above an electric fireplace, make sure that the center of your TV is at least 35 inches off the floor. If you want to be able to see it properly while sitting on a couch or chair then this would be ideal for viewing angles and distance. The next thing that you need to do is figure out what sort of mount will work best with both your wall studs as well as where they are located in relation to each other.

Once all of these things have been done, simply place the bracket up against the wall and use a pencil to mark where each hole needs to go into the drywall. Then take down your measuring tape one more time, making sure that it’s exact level from side to side. Drill holes for each anchor to go into and make sure that you have a level on top of it as well so if one side goes up higher than the other, then adjust accordingly until both sides match perfectly.

Then take your anchors down from where they are located in the wall and place them inside of the brackets along with an Allen wrench which will tighten everything back at its secure position once slid all the way up against our TV mount bracket upside-down.

Finally, simply slide the bolts through each hole making sure not to tighten anything yet but rather simply jiggle around slightly so that there is room for movement before locking it tightly into the final position with your Allen key or screwdriver depending upon what type of mounts you’ve purchased.

Can You Put An Electric Fireplace Under A TV?

This is a common question and the most simple answer is “no.” There are no laws in any state that say you cannot, but it can be dangerous. The heat from an electric fireplace combined with the weight of a TV placed on top could cause damage to your television or start a fire.

It is not safe to attempt this.Walker Edison Wren Classic 4 Cubby Fireplace TV Stand

But, there are some things you can do if your fireplace and television happen to be on the same wall. Some people choose to mount their TV above their electric fireplace then use a slim mount that won’t take up too much space or block heat vents. Another option would be using an arm instead of a full-on wall-mounted unit with brackets, but it has similar risks as placing the TV directly over top of the firebox area because of how high they sit off the ground (about three feet).

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When doing this make sure you use plastic cable management tubing along walls where cords may run across; anything metal could pose a risk for a possible electrical shock! Also, always leave plenty of room between devices to avoid overheating.

How Close Can A TV Be To An Electric Fireplace?

Mounting a TV above an electric fireplace involves some safety concerns. While your television may be strong enough to withstand the heat, you cannot get too close. Your Television should not come within three inches of any exposed heating elements or radiant surfaces such as walls and wood stoves.

This is because the extreme temperatures can cause damage to your screen and components of your television set which could result in fire. The closer your TV is to the fireplace, the greater chance you have of running into these problems.

  • Mounting a TV above an electric fireplace involves some safety concerns.
  • While your television may be strong enough to withstand the heat, you cannot get too close.
  • Your Television should not come within three inches of any exposed heating elements or radiant surfaces such as walls and wood stoves. This is because the extreme temperatures can cause damage to your screen and components of your television set which could result in fire. The closer your TV is to the fireplace, the greater chance you have of running into these problems.
  • Avoid mounting over gas fireplaces due to carbon monoxide leaks that are common with them; instead, mount near one that uses electricity for its flames or place it on top of a mounted heater that does not emit fire.
  • Mounting a TV above an electric fireplace involves some safety concerns. While your television may be strong enough to withstand the heat, you cannot get too close. Your Television should not come within three inches of any exposed heating elements or radiant surfaces such as walls and wood stoves. This is because the extreme temperatures can cause damage to your screen and components of your television set which could result in fire. The closer your TV is to the fireplace, the greater chance you have of running into these problems. Avoid mounting over gas fireplaces due to carbon monoxide leaks that are common with them; instead, mount near one that uses electricity for its flames or place it on top of a mounted heater that does not emit fire.*

The TV above an electric fireplace can be a great way to create the perfect living room space

However, there are some things to consider before taking the leap. With a little planning and research, you can enjoy your new TV above an electric fireplace for many years without any problems.Ameriwood Home Fireplace TV Stand White

  • The first thing that must be considered is how far away the TV will be from where most people sit in front of it. It’s important to have viewers at least two feet back from the screen so they do not experience eye strain or discomfort while watching their favorite shows or films on your plasma above the electric fireplace. If this distance cannot provide comfort for all users, make sure everyone knows about it beforehand.
  • Another concern when placing the television over an electric fireplace is what else needs to fit into place below? Make sure no other furniture is in the way of where you’d like to put your TV.
  • You should also make sure that any cords or wires are hidden from view as much as possible. This will keep a neater appearance for those who admire the room and it can prevent accidents around young children who might want to play with them. Additionally, if there is not enough space behind furniture pieces near the fireplace, considering installing cable management along a wall beside a bookcase or entertainment center may be useful for keeping everything out of sight while still accessible enough for future use.
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One of the most important considerations is making sure that there is enough headroom for installing a TV on top of an electric fireplace

No matter what size TV you want to install, there should always be a minimum of three feet above the fireplace and at least four inches between the bottom of the screen and top edge. If your electric fireplace has an overhang where it meets with either sidewall or mantel, this can affect how high up on the mantle you are able to place your TV.

TVs between 32 – 50 inches are generally the most popular size on electric fireplaces. For TVs larger than 52″, you will need to refer to your specific fireplace model’s installation instructions for specifics on whether or not it can safely accommodate a TV of that size without causing damage.

As a general rule of thumb, the bigger your TV is in relation to your fireplace, the more it will stand out and be noticed. If you have a particularly small electric fireplace or would like for your new flat screen TV to blend into its surroundings without standing out, then using an LED backlight that emits less heat may help achieve this look.

It’s also important to make sure that you have enough distance from the wall so that it doesn’t block your view when sitting down

Let’s say, for example, you go with a 55″ TV and the fireplace is 18 inches away from the wall. You want to make sure that there is at least 35-40 inches of space in front of your eyes when watching television so that you can see everything clearly without having to turn your head too much.

It also doesn’t hurt if it’s not right up against the wall either because this might cause glare on the screen depending on how bright or dim your lamps are in the room (if they’re next to said electric fireplace).Ameriwood Home Farmington Electric Fireplace TV

It’s also important to make sure that you have enough distance from the wall so that it doesn’t block your view when sitting down. Let’s say, for example, you go with a 55″ TV and the fireplace is 18 inches away from the wall. You want to make sure that there is at least 35-40 inches of space in front of your eyes when watching television so that you can see everything clearly without having to turn your head too much.

It also doesn’t hurt if it’s not right up against the wall either because this might cause glare on the screen depending on how bright or dim your lamps are in the room (if they’re next to said electric fireplace).

You’ll want to measure both distances before purchasing or building your new entertainment center

As well, take the height of your TV into consideration if you are mounting it on a wall. Mounting above an electric fireplace can be done by using several different methods depending on where your wires run in relation to the surrounding area.

  • If you have easy access to all sides of the fireplace then it will be easiest for hanging or building out from behind the unit. Be sure that there is enough room between any vents so heat does not damage electronics below!
  • There should also be at least three inches between the top edge of the television and the bottom edge of the mantel/fireplace front panel. You may need someone else’s help with this one because while holding up your television, which has been tested beforehand to make sure it will support the weight, you’ll need someone to hold up your mantel.
  • If you don’t want to mount through drywall or brick then there are mounts that can be attached directly onto the front of the fireplace (they may require drilling into it). These types will usually have enough space between them and any venting in order to keep heat out. Be sure again though not to block any necessary airflow for proper firebox function!
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If building a new stand/entertainment center; remember these three things: height above electric fireplace, access all around, and clearance from the top edge of TV and bottom edge of mantel/fireplace panel. Measure twice before purchasing anything just in case! You never know if something might fit well in one spot but not another.

If you’re mounting your TV above an electric fireplace, take the height of your television into consideration as well as how much access you have around all sides of the unit to make sure that it will be easy enough for someone else to help with holding up while plugging everything in and testing out before putting on mantel/fireplace panel! And remember if building a new stand then don’t forget about making sure there is clearance from the top edge of the TV and bottom edge of the mantel/fireplace panel and checking measurements twice just in case something won’t fit the first time around.

Another consideration is whether you will need cables running out from behind the TV, which might be visible if they are not hidden properly

It is best to take measurements of the fireplace and make sure that you will be able to run cables out from behind it.

  • You might want to consider using a wall mount or other stand, which may improve your viewing experience depending on where the TV is located in relation to your seating area.
  • If you want to hide the cables, it is best to purchase a TV that has its inputs and outputs on opposite sides of the back. This will allow for more flexibility in placement without having unsightly wires running out from behind it.
  • Furthermore, consider how much space is between your electric fireplace and where you would like to place the television above it if mounted directly onto a wall or an open shelf unit. You might also need extra ventilation around this area depending on what materials are used when building the firebox itself.

Conclusion

Make sure your wall behind the fireplace isn’t going to get too hot from the firebox itself or else you risk starting a fire in some cases. If possible, don’t mount any electronics (TVs, stereos) over them at all – not even speakers unless they’re designed specifically to take on such high temperatures like these ones by Sonance. Of course, you also want to make sure nothing gets burned while the fireplace is in use, so you’ll need to take that into account as well. If possible, mount your TV over the mantle instead of directly above the electric fireplace!

Fireplaces are great for adding warmth and ambiance to a room but if it’s not something you would really make use of on its own then perhaps an electric one will be good enough for now until another alternative comes along. Remember though – do NOT install any electronics or electrical equipment (TVs) unless they can handle extremely high temperatures like these ones by Sonance which have been specially designed for this purpose. Make sure nothing gets burned while using the firebox either!