A TV may be the most important entertainment device in your home. It will also be a device that you will need to place where everyone in the room will be able to see. As a result, deciding where to place the television during installation can be a consideration that will demand much of your attention.
Ensure the TV Is Mounted to a Stud
Due to the fact that most modern televisions are flat screens, it is extremely common to have them mounted to the wall. This can make it easy to position the televisions without having to take up valuable floor space. Unfortunately, the weight of the television can lead to the bolts that hold it to the wall failing due to the sections of the wall being damaged. Avoiding this problem will require the mount to be anchored to the studs in the wall. Unfortunately, many homeowners will struggle with locating these studs, and this can increase the risk of this damage occurring. Hiring professionals to mount the television will avoid this difficulty as they will have tools that can reliably and quickly locate where the stud is behind the wall.
Be Mindful of the Potential Glare
As you are deciding where the television should be placed, you will want to be mindful of the way that the sunlight will enter the room. Failing to consider this will result in the television potentially having a very distracting glare on it. Due to the fact that the television will be mounted to the wall, moving it to avoid the glare can be difficult once it is installed. For this reason, you should be sure to choose an area of the wall that will not receive strong direct sunlight at any point. If this is unavoidable given the design of the room, an investment in thick curtains or blinds will be necessary for ensuring that you can enjoy watching the television during the day as well as at night.
Protect the TV From Electrical Damage
Electrical damage can be a major threat to a television as these devices will utilize delicate components that can be destroyed by electrical surges. When the television is being installed, consider taking the opportunity to also install a surge suppression system. For those that intend on the television being in the same spot for years, it can be worth the investment to buy a permanent surge suppression system that is connected to the home's wiring so that surges can be directed away from the television. If you think you may move the television in the coming years, an outlet-based device can be the most efficient option for protecting the new TV.
Talk to an in-home TV installation company to learn more.