When you're brainstorming a suitable place in your home to install a gas insert, there are many viable options to strongly consider. The living room can be a favorite spot for this fixture for many families, and one option to consider if you're leaning toward this approach is to install your gas insert in the lower half of the wall with your TV mounted to the wall above it. This look can be highly appealing to your family and your visitors alike. Here are three reasons that this setup works well.
You'll Enjoy The Gas Insert More
On average, Americans watch about five hours of TV daily. Even if you're personally below this number, it's probable that you spend some time watching TV each day. You might not make a point of sitting in front of your gas insert and enjoying the flames, outside of perhaps a quiet day with a book and a cup of tea or a romantic night at home with your spouse. Installing the gas insert below your TV allows you to enjoy it — perhaps up to five hours a day — more than you would if it were in a different location.
It's Perfectly Safe
Given the heat that your gas insert generates, you might feel a little concerned about placing it and your expensive TV in close proximity to one another. However, you shouldn't have this worry. In general, there's no risk to taking this approach. You'll want to check with your gas insert salesperson and/or installer to get advice based on his or her experience with this topic, but as long as you don't place the TV immediately above the insert — which would likely look awkward, anyway — you'll be able to enjoy TV without the risk of your gas insert harming it.
It Heats The Most Popular Room
In many homes, the living room is the room in which people spend the most time. You want to get the most value out of your gas insert, and that means placing it where your family will enjoy its heat. Conversely, a gas insert in the master bedroom might be a nice idea, but only part of the family will enjoy it at this location. And, realistically, not many people spend a lot of time in their bedrooms throughout the day. Given that you want your family to be cozy in the living room — whether watching TV or not — the gas insert in this common location makes sense.