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Everything you need to know about home theater, LCD TV, and plasma television above the fireplace installation.
When considering if you should or shouldn't install your television above the fireplace you need to consider several aspects of the installation.
Here is a step buy step guide to help you with you answer the question.. "
should I install a flat panel 3D, LED TV, LCD TV or plasma
television above the fireplace?
" or "is it safe to install a flat panel or big screen 3D, LED TV,  Plasma TV or LCD TV above my
fireplace?
"

1.) Ask yourself the question do you ever use or are
planning the use the fireplace ever again?
If your answer is Yes to that question then proceed in this article to learn if you can install your television above the fireplace. If you answered No
then well yes
you can install any flat panel big screen 3D TV, LED TV, LCD TV or Plasma Television above your fireplace as long as
the wall can support the mount and weight of the television.

2.) Tape a thermometer
above the fireplace on the mantel where you are going to install the television. Get the fire going full force. If it doesn't
get above your TV manufactures recommended heat level then your good to go that's usually 90 degrees. If you don't have a thermometer then
get the fireplace blazing hot and touch the wall above the fireplace if it warm to the touch your okay, if its hot to the touch then you
probably can't install the television.

3.) One other consideration other than heat when
mounting your flat panel big screen 3D TV, LED TV, LCD TV or Plasma TV above
the fireplace is the mantel wall
. You need know if it's a brick facade or if its actually part of the chimney. If its part of the chimney if you
did the heat test it should have been hot. Most houses built from the late 70's on have a facade. If the fireplace has a brick facade then the heat is
put into a small smoke stack that is insulated from producing heat to the surrounding walls. This protects your paint from chipping and your dry
wall from deteriorating.

4.) If you not sure call on a professional to determine if you can hang your television above the fireplace. HD Installers has installed more
televisions above fireplaces than any other company in the United States. So to answer your question is it okay to put my big screen 3D TV,
HDTV, LED TV, plasma or flat panel LCD TV above the fireplace? The answer is Yes most of the time. HD Installers would never install a big
screen plasma or LCD TV above the fireplace if we determine its unsafe. If HD Installers can't hang it above your fireplace safely no one can.

5.) Have a backup plan. 98% of the time we have
absolutely no problem installing the TV above the fireplace. If we determine its not safe
to
install the flat panel big screen HDTV, 3D, LED TV,  LCD TV or Plasma television above the fireplace we will still install it
anywhere else in the house you want it.

Hanging a television above the fireplace looks great. Call
866-431-4388 and speak to one of our installation consultants about installing your flat
panel LCD TV or plasma television above your fireplace today.
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