This is a question we get asked all the time about our wall mounted electric fires. It is covered briefly in our FAQ page:
Many customers want to have item above the wall mounted electric fires, whether that be a TV, mirror, painting or a mantel. Sometimes the customer wants to hang the wall mounted fire into the existing mantel as shown below:
The heat comes from the top of the above fire and most of our wall fire range, the heat is angled into the room so it doesn`t go directly upwards. Our recommendation is that an 8inch gap is left between the top of the fireplace and an item above, this will allow the heat to escape and not impact the item above, of course the more the gap, the better.
Some people worry about a TV being above the wall mounted electric fire, this isn`t an issue, the TV may get a tiny bit warm underneath if the gap isn`t substantial but this will not damage the TV - of course we do recommend the aforementioned 8inch+ gap as a minimum.
The image below shows one of our wall mounted electric fires with a TV and soundbar above.
Some of our wall hung electric fire range have the heat coming out of the front of the fire. The main reason for this is that these fireplaces can also be inset into a cavity space and therefore if this is done the heat needs to exit from the front of the electric fireplace.
The models where this occurs are as follows:
As the heat exits the front of these wall mounted electric fires no gap is required for an item to be above the fireplace.
This is very appealing to the customer when there isn`t much space.
You can see some images below where customers have applied this method.
Chris - MD