The most popular thing to do with a flat-screen TV is mounting it to a wall, and for good reason. Mounting your TV frees up space, gives your room a clean, uncluttered look, and allows you to adjust the viewing angle according to the time of day and angle of the sun. Hold on before you pull out your stud finder, though—a lot of bad things can result from a faulty installation, and a broken TV is just one of them. Below are a few reasons why you should hire a professional Apex electrician to mount your TV, instead.
You Won’t Risk Damaging Your Wall
Today’s sleek flat-screens are much lighter than the clunky models of the past—but that doesn’t mean they’re light. The average TV can weigh anywhere from 25 to 100 pounds, depending on the size. Even 25lbs is a huge amount of weight to put on your wall. Think back to the last time you hefted a 25-lb bag of cat litter, or 25-lb weights at the gym, and we’re sure you’ll agree that it’s best to hire a professional.
You Won’t Risk Breaking Your TV
Most flat-screens start at $100 and only go up from there. The last thing you want to hear once you’ve researched, selected, and hauled an expensive device home, is that same expensive device crashing to the floor. Professional TV mounters are used to handling big, unwieldy TVs, and know how to set them into the wall properly (and permanently.) Professional TV installers also know how to select a mounting system that can bear your device’s weight for the long term.
It Won’t Be Crooked
After spending a couple of hours carefully reading the manufacturer’s instructions, taking the time to find the studs, and measuring things out, and drilling into the wall, is to step back and discover that your TV is crooked. More often than not, you’ll have to start over from scratch, wasting time and damaging more wall in the process. A professional TV mounter will ensure that your television is hung perfectly straight and evenly on the first try.
You’ll Get the Right Height
When mounting a TV, it’s crucial to hang it at an eye level that will be comfortable for both the tallest and the shortest person in the room. Accomplishing this, however, is easier said than done. A pro will be able to consider the height of your couch, the size of the TV, and the layout of the room, taking the guesswork out of the equation.
Need Professional TV Mounting in Apex, Cary, or Holly Springs?
Ready to get TV installation services in the RTP area? Call Alternate Current Solutions! Our local Apex electrician offers comprehensive services including television wall mounting, electrical outlet upgrades, EV charger installation, fixture installations, and more. We can be at your door whenever it suits your busy schedule, and get your television hung as safely and quickly as possible. To schedule a free installation estimate, click here!