A Guide to Mounting Your TV

Wall-mounting a flat-screen TV allows for more comfortable viewing and gives a nice aesthetic to your living room. Mounting a TV is affordable, and you can easily find quality wall mounts for under $100. There are several different types of TV mounts depending on the weight and size of your TV. Take a look at some things to consider when it’s time to mount your TV.

TV Handling Tips

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While flat-screen TVs are sleek and not so heavy, it’s a good idea to mount a TV larger than 50 inches with two people. The size and shape of the TV can make it awkward to handle, and the last thing you want to do is damage the display. The slightest bit of flexing or pressure on the display can damage the underlying display technology beyond repair. It’s best to let the TV chassis do the supporting work. Always lift from the bottom of the set and support the TV on the side or the corners to keep it upright.

The best way to enjoy comfortable viewing of your flat-panel TV is to hang it on an adjustable TV wall mount. An adjustable mount makes it possible to turn the TV at different angles for a better view. Kanto Mounts designs full-motion TV wall mounts for large TVs that feature perfect positioning, toolless tilt, superior extension, and easy installation. Heavy-duty extension arms keep your wall mounted TV securely in place, regardless of the screen size or weight of the TV. You can mount your new TV for a fair price and enjoy a better view every time.

Is the Wall Strong Enough?

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An important thing to consider before mounting a TV is whether your wall is strong enough to hold the weight of the TV. You must choose a place on the wall where there are studs that you can anchor the screws into. Find the studs in your wall using a stud finder to determine where your TV mount can go. Never use drywall anchors to hang a TV, as they will eventually pull through the drywall and drop your TV. If you can’t find studs in the desired wall, you’ll have to pick another place with studs. Never mount a TV above a fireplace; placing electronics near a heat source is a great way to destroy them and cause a hazard.

Always be sure there aren’t any electrical cables behind the wall you plan to drill into. Accidentally going through an electrical wire can lead to electrical issues. Homeowners are ill-advised to take a DIY approach to electrical work. Electrical problems of all severity can cause property damage and bodily injury, which is why it’s best to call an electrical contractor. The skilled electricians at Clements Electric have years of experience addressing electrical issues in residential and commercial properties. Their electrical services include switch installations, wiring repairs, panel changes, and LED lighting. The electrical contractors at Clements Electric can take care of your entire home’s electrical needs and back all of their work with a customer satisfaction guarantee.

How To Mount a TV

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Once you locate the studs in the wall, decide exactly where you want to position the TV. Viewing angles affect the picture quality, so make sure you choose a comfortable angle and height. When you decide on the optimal viewing angle, mark and drill the pilot holes, or the small holes that allow the mounting screws to enter the wall. After marking out the pilot holes, attach the mounting bracket to the wall and drill the mounting screws. On the back of the TV are mounting plate attachment holes; attach the plate to the back of the TV using screws. Finally, line the mounting plate on the TV up with the bracket on the wall and connect them.

Make sure you choose the right type of mount for the size and weight of your TV. Always mount a TV into studs, and never hang it above a fireplace.