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Are you making these home appliance mistakes?

Lovemoney Logo By Jen Grimble of Lovemoney | Slide 3 of 27: In modern interiors, and often smaller homes we often see sleek flat-screens mounted above roaring fireplaces, and while this might be aesthetically pleasing, there are some issues with this design choice. It goes without saying that electricity and excess heat don’t mix, so hanging a television above a fire could be a dangerous move. As long as the temperature above the fire remains below 37°C (100°F), your TV should be safe. However, damage caused by heat could void your TV’s warranty, as well as effecting its performance and longevity.

Mounting a TV above a fireplace

In modern interiors, and often smaller homes we often see sleek flat-screens mounted above roaring fireplaces, and while this might be aesthetically pleasing, there are some issues with this design choice. It goes without saying that electricity and excess heat don’t mix, so hanging a television above a fire could be a dangerous move. As long as the temperature above the fire remains below 37°C (100°F), your TV should be safe. However, damage caused by heat could void your TV’s warranty, as well as effecting its performance and longevity.

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