How to Mount an Electric Fireplace with a TV
Create an Impressive Focal Point
Many people like to make a fireplace the centerpiece of their living room or den. Others prefer to reserve this space for their big-screen 4K television. However, those who want a truly impressive space do both.
Unfortunately, pairing a fireplace with a TV isn’t as simple as picking your favorite of each and making the necessary installations. For starters, most gas and wood fireplaces need a large clearance to combustibles (as well as expensive electronics), which rules them out completely almost immediately. This leaves electric fireplaces as the only real alternative, and they’re a great option for many reasons.
Benefits of Electric Fireplaces
We’ve discussed why you should consider buying an electric fireplace in greater detail before, but one of the biggest reasons these products are popular is because of their simplicity. These units are simple to install, easy to operate, and feature smaller required clearances to objects like televisions.
While most electric fireplaces can be mounted under televisions, be sure to check the user manual of the unit you’re interested in to be sure. The last thing you want to do is damage your television because you selected the wrong fireplace for your intended installation.
Custom Built-In Installations
Built-in electric fireplaces often allow for custom installations. This means you’ll be able to design your own mantel, entertainment system, or a similar space. From here, it’s easy to incorporate a television into your designs.
Similarly, an electric fireplace insert can be installed in an old wood-burning hearth space. While a television could never be mounted above a wood fireplace due to the immense heat generated, an electric fireplace insert can make this a possibility to rejuvenate a tired space.
A wall-mount electric fireplace can be just as easy to install as a television, which makes them an excellent option for those trying to create an impressive space with minimal hassle. Just be sure to review the manual to see how close your fireplace can be to your television.
If you’d like more visual separation between your fireplace and your TV, you can also consider a decorative mantel. The GreatCo Aged Cedar Tavern Finish Supercast Wood Mantel makes an excellent non-combustible mantel option for your hearth space. With its 180-pound functional load capacity, this mantel is more than just a showpiece—you’ll have plenty of space to decorate, as well!
Mantel Packages and TV Stands
For possibly the easiest electric fireplace and TV pairing option, consider an electric fireplace TV stand. You’ll need to do some light assembly, but there’s no mounting and no hanging to deal with, so you’ll be able to enjoy your new fireplace right away.
For a similar effect, consider an electric fireplace mantel package. This all-in-one design brings a modern hearth space to your favorite entertaining space. While many of these units won’t support a TV on their own, you’ll still get an impressive electric fireplace unit that’s easy to install and even easier to use.
Learn More About Electric Fireplaces
We hope you’ve found this article helpful. For those who’d like to learn more about electric fireplaces, be sure to check out our Fireplaces Direct blog—it’s full of more great information to help you ensure you find the best products for your home.
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