The Escea DS1150 double-sided gas fireplace installed in a Carlton home by Just Gas Log Fires

When considering whether you should mount a tv above a gas fireplace, it’s important to think about the potential risk factors involved. Every home has a different fireplace system, so it’s crucial that homeowners pay attention to the different components involved.

Depending on the space that you have, you should ask yourself the following questions as a starting point:

  • Have you got an existing gas fireplace or are you installing a new one?
  • How much wall space is available?
  • How close will the TV be to the gas fireplace?
  • What will surround the TV?

Wondering how you can mount a TV above a fireplace safely? Here are 2 things you should consider.

Excessive heat

One question that comes up often is: Will the heat from the gas fireplace be too much for the TV? The short answer is that if you’ve taken the proper precautions, it should be fine. However, too much heat exposure for the TV can potentially affect the life of your TV and cause further problems.

It’s important to consult with a professional beforehand to ensure that hanging a TV is completely safe for your home.

Vented or ventless

Before mounting a tv, it’s important to figure out whether you have a vented or ventless gas fireplace. Ventless gas fireplaces are known to create a large amount of heat whereas vented gas fireplaces lose that heat through the chimney. If you are looking to mount your tv right above your gas fireplace, it’s crucial that you’re able to let the heat escape the home.

Viewing angles

We know that after a long day, coming home to relax on the couch and watch TV is all we want to do. That’s why considering the viewing angle before mounting your tv is more important than you may think. While TVs should generally be at eye-level with the viewer, this lower placement isn’t ideal for those with a gas fireplace underneath.

It’s also important to remember that placing the TV too high may also result in an individual experiencing neck-straining problems. We recommend investing in a TV wall mount that is easily adjustable for several different viewing angles if necessary.

Speak with the experts

Here at Just Gas Log Fires, we’re experts when it comes to luxury gas fireplaces. If you’re looking for a team of friendly professionals that can help you determine whether mounting a TV above a gas fireplace in your home would be a good idea or not, contact us today. Ensure you and your loved ones are completely safe.