Mount it too high, start watching NFL, and your neck will get tired before halftime. Mount it too low, and your kid will ‘accidentally’ hit it with their toy piano. Mount it without proper tools, and you will have to slant your neck to watch it if the wall mount isn’t straight.
Not to mention, if the wall behind the TV is not strong enough to hold the weight of the TV and the wall mounts, it may fall, hurting you or a family member, or breaking the stuff it falls onto.
We have created a list of dos and don’ts to make your life easy. Go through this before attempting to mount your TV and enjoy a strain-free watching experience!
- Always read the user manual before hanging your TV and notice any special requirements.
- Make a note of the windows and resultant sun exposure while selecting the mounting point to avoid glare off your new TV.
- Assemble the tools in advance and measure the distance from the floor to the mounting brackets, keeping note of how high or low you want your TV to be.
- Make a note of your wall before picking up the drill. Bricks provide the most support, whereas drywall cannot hold the load.
- Select the appropriate mount for your TV according to its size and weight.
- Use a tilted bracket to find the optimal viewing angle. You paid good money for your TV; you might as well get the best viewing experience too.
- Hire a TV mounting company and let the professionals handle the job for you.
- Do not attempt to mount the TV yourself, especially if it’s your first time. One miscalculation can hurt you physically and set you back financially.
- Safety of the appliance should be a consideration but don’t hang the TV so high while protecting it from kids and pets that you have to strain your neck while watching it.
- Don’t miscalculate the cable length; allow enough cable to reach the electric socket without pulling too hard.
- Don’t install your new TV close to sources of heat and humidity. The heat from a fireplace and moisture from a bathroom can clog the air and sound vents causing the appliance to overheat.
Is it too much to ask for a mounted TV to be at the optimal viewing angle and comfortable height and with neatly coiled or hidden cables? Nope. Not much at all. If the concept of mounting and installing a TV seems too daunting to you, you don’t have the necessary tools, or you don’t want your precious TV to fall and break accidentally, don’t worry. You are not alone!
Even if you’re in the middle of mounting your TV and things stop making sense, never hesitate to reach out to a professional TV mounting service in Arizona who can come over, mount your appliance, and hide the awful sight of messy cables for you.