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7 Questions that should be answered before mounting TV on Wall

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7 Questions that should be answered before mounting TV on Wall

Many of us may be well aware of the benefits installing TVs by mounting them on the wall. However, there are some key factors that should be considered before starting this process. In order to clear these important points, the following point should be examined:

  1. Dedicated place for other units and components
  2. Cord management
  3. Can your wall bear TV mounting?
  4. Installing the TV mount in a dangerous spot
  5. Needed tools to mount TV on a wall
  6. Accessibility of the ports
  7. Required TV angles

Now we explain one by one the above points:

1. Dedicated place for other units and components

Most of us have other devices like DVD or Blu-ray player, game consoles, sound bar or sound systems, receiver and may be more that should be near and connected to the TV. The problem would be that the cords of these devices should have access to the output of TV. Therefore a set up should be designed to let these component placed near the TV being mounted on the wall.

There would be some good solutions for this matter like placing a movable setting under the TV that can float easily. Another solution can be like simply installing a shelf under the TV so the other devices can be placed on it. A big hole can be drilled in the rear side of the shelf so the cords can be connected from TV to the components.

2. Cord management

One of the main concern in setting up a wall mount TV is the bad and messy look of the cords
and cables being connected from other devices to the TV. In addition, if no other components are
connected to the TV, still it should be plugged to the wall socket.

If the above situations would not be ok for you, the following solutions would solve the problem:

  • The cables can be installed through the wall by a handyman or an expert
  • In order to hide the cord, a power supply can be designed behind the wall, so no cables can be seen.
  • In the market there are many products called cord-hider that can cover the cables or give a better look to them

3. Can your wall bear TV mounting

One of the most prominent factors in setting up a TV wall mount is to be sure if the wall can handle the weight. Although TVs have become so thin and light these days, but still it is heavier than the biggest part of the mounting frame.

Therefore, a location that can bear the weight of the TV and the mounting structures should be found needing one to two studs in order to anchor the screws. In order to locate the place to install the TV, the studs should be found by a stud finder. Be noted that by using drywall anchors to mount and place a TV on the wall, the TV may fall to the ground as the anchors would become loos and taken off the drywall.

4. Installing the TV mount in a dangerous spot

In general there are some important factors that should be considered regarding the electronic devices. The most important of them are heat and humidity (water) in a short distance of TV. Therefore, as an example, although it looks modern and stylish to mount a TV above a fireplace, but because of the heat that would damage the electronic components in TV, bad viewing angle and also more time and cost consuming place to mount the TV, it is better to avoid this location.

5. Needed tools to mount TV on a wall

Skills are important in any situation, but other than skills, you will need proper tools in order to install the TV on a wall. These tools are including ladder, the mounting frame and the structures, stud finder, drill, screw driver, drill and screwdriver bit.

6. Accessibility of the ports

Before buying any mounting structures, you should first where are the ports are located on your TV. If they are located on the back of the TV, you need a type of wall mount that can telescope outward in order to give you better access to the ports. It makes the process of connecting or disconnecting a new device to your TV more convenient.

7. Required TV angles

Another important factor is knowing the angles that are required after mounting the TV. Since during the day, the Sun changes its position, you may also need an adjustable mount to rotate the TV in a direction to eliminate or decrease glare.

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Different Types of Air Condition Systems

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Different Types of Air Condition Systems

As it was explained in our previous article, we know how the AC systems work and also some of their basic functions. If you could not read it, you can check that out.

Choosing the right type of air conditioning highly depends on our requirements and needs. For example, the size of our desired area is one of the parameters that affects our final decision.

Next would be the weather and temperature condition of that area. It means that some parameters like the humidity, temperature and how sensitive the area is against sun shine and warmth.

Apart from these, it is also important to define how smart should your air condition system be. Meaning that if it works automatically or should be set manually and also how many features and options it should give you.

In this article, we will take a look at the following Air Conditioners:

1. Split Air Conditioners

These types of air condition systems are mounted on a wall and each one of the systems contains two units. Each of these two units has a specific role in cooling our homes and therefore each of them contains special components.

In split AC, one unit should be installed outside of the desired area containing compressor, condenser coil and expansion coil. This unit should be mounted on the wall from exterior.

However, the second unit containing a cooling coil and air filter should be mounted on the wall from inside the room.

As the outside and inside units are linked with wires and tubes, this type of AC system is a good choice for homes since the exterior unit containing compressor and fan is located outside of the home and less or no noise can be heard from inside.

2. Packaged AC Systems

In this type of air conditioner, instead of using conventional two separate units, it only consists of one unit. Therefore, this unit contains both the condenser and cooling systems.This system can be installed on the exterior wall or on the roof.

This system is the right choice for large houses and commercial buildings, since it can generate more heat or cold.

The system works as the main unit is connected to the rooms through some paths. By a fan inside of this system, it can absorb the hot air and by passing it through a coil filled with refrigerant, it cools the air and then through the paths pushes to the room.

3. Central AC Systems

For large homes, offices, big buildings and gyms, this system can be a good choice. Since these systems can cool a wast area very fast and efficiently, they are very popular these days.

The function of this system is like other air conditioners. By using a compressor in the exterior side of the building it cools the air by passing it through a cold evaporator coil and circulates it through the ducts to the rooms.

4. Window AC

These relatively inexpensive, simple and compact air conditioners are ideal to be used for a single room.

These compact systems being fixed along the lower part of the window, contains all the components to push out hot air from the room while blowing cold air into it.

5. Portable AC

These portable air conditioning units can be installed in any place depending on your needs as they are very compact, small and light. It does not need any skills to be installed and can push out the hot air from the room.

Conclusion

We have gathered the fundamental information to give you an insight about Air Conditioning Systems. But, there are some critical points that should be noticed while installing these units. In another article we will explain more how to install these systems and the required tools and equipments.

Our team in Xingman is always there for you to give you the best recommendations regarding your home situation and requirements to choose the right Air Conditioner.
On the other hand, we can also offer you its installation being done by our skilled handymen.

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6 Reasons to use TV wall mount

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6 Reasons to use TV wall mount

Why is it better to use TV wall mount?

It was said that there are almost 120 million TVs belonging to households, and in average, they watch TV about 5 hours a day. Now it should be considered, what is the best method of installing TVs that can give us convenience and also smart usage of space in our houses? In following we consider the reasons that why TV wall mounting is a better choice:

  1. Decrease the Reflection of Lights
  2. Better Design and More Appealing look
  3. TV wall mounting need less Space
  4. Safety of the Family Members
  5. Easy Installation
  6. Saving Money with TV wall mounting

In following we explain the above points in details of TV wall mounting benefits:

1. Decrease the reflection of the lights coming from windows and other objects

The difference between this method and the other ones is that during the day as the position of sun changes, the reflection of the light on the TV could be very annoying, therefore with using TV wall mounting , TVs can simply be tilted to another position and angle.

2. Better and More Appealing Design with TV wall mounting

For sure many of the people try to make their homes as comfortable and relaxing as possible. One of the factors that can affect the beauty of our apartments is using beautiful tableaus. There are two main advantage of using TV wall mount in this regard, it can display slide show or a beautiful scene like a tableau when you want to relax. The other advantage is that it is a minimalist solution since there will be less or no visible cable which makes the whole package cleaner and more appealing.

3. TV wall mounting needs less Space

When it comes to the interior design and also smart usages of the space, it would be an important factor to think about the best way of setting up a TV needing less space. Since TVs are being used everywhere, from bedrooms to kitchen and from living rooms to offices, space management is so important which makes TV wall mount one of the most space efficient method in comparison to other methods like using big and wide TV tables.

4. Safety of the family members by TV wall mounting

Since adults and senior citizens are not the only family members in our homes, but there may be also children and pets. Their safety is so important for the family since they may not recognise the danger of electricity. TV wall mounting with high safety standards, can reduce and eliminate any danger to your beloved ones.

5. Easy installation TV wall mounting

Generally speaking, installation of TVs on the walls can be such an easy tasks that can be done in short time. More importantly at the end, you will have a neat, clean and modern looking package in your apartment.

6. TV wall mounting saves money

Talking about financial aspect of view, what would be the other alternative of using TV wall mounts? The most common alternative one would be the conventional TV tables which are much more expensive than Wall-mounts. Also with less practicality in accordance to the aforementioned points since the need more space, can be more dangerous for the children and pets, not looking modern and stylish, and TVs are more prone to the light reflections by having less tilting angles.

Xingman; TV wall mounting provider

By increasing the usages of Internet and also after the corona pandemic, many businesses decided to be done as home office. This leads to the employees to use more of their home space as their office, there for each person now needs a TV or a monitor to work at home. Moreover, many business are now offering their products via internet. There was a time that people should have gone to Cinema to watch a movie, or student should have participate in classes. But after the Corona pandemic, many classes, from language classes to university classes now are being held as online classes. All being said, these reasons increased the usages and number of TVs in our homes. Our company guide you with best offers and the most professional handymen to fulfil your requirements and needs in TV wall mounting.

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What kind of Garage Doors suits us better

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What kind of Garage Doors suits us better

There are different types of Garage Doors in the market for different usages and projects being made with various materials, features and components.

Although the main purpose of using a Garage Door is for the security of the house and the properties, but also it should be used easily, has a good insulation and give the house or project an appealing look.

Since Garage Doors are visually a big and important part of the houses, they also should be considered from aesthetic aspect. Therefore, if you pay attention to other parts of the house such as windows, main entrance exterior walls but not to the Garage Door, this will affect your whole project.

There are some key and fundamental factors such as width and height or the designated space that should be taken into account in the first place before choosing a Garage Door based on its look or from designing aspect.

In this article we shed light into these factors that can help you which of the following Garage door suits you better:

  1. Up and Over Garage Doors
  2. Roller Garage Doors
  3. Sectional Garage Doors
  4. Side Sliding Garage Doors
  5. Bifold Garage Doors
  6. Side Hinged Garage Doors

1. Up and Over Garage Doors

Two important parameters in this type of Garage Door is the available space in the Garage to park a car and also the available space in driveway.
Since it has a one-piece structure and it can goes up from its bottom either outward or inward, it has been one of the main conventional garage doors. As it does not require big space, it is a good choice for the people who has limited space in garage. But it should be also considered that when it opens to the driveway side, it needs more space from that side to be opened.

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2. Roller Garage Doors

These types of garage doors operate vertically and it rolls on the top of the entrance and does not have tracks inside. Therefore it is more suitable for garages with shorter ceiling having less available headroom. There are also other situations that makes using this type of garage doors more logical, such as needing storage space or an obstacle that does not let other types of garage doors perform.
These garage doors can also be operated remotely and can have a good insulation if it is need.

3. Sectional Garage Doors

These garage doors also operates vertically moving up and back and located on bottom of the garage ceiling. Therefore, this mechanism makes it possible to maximize the space from inside and outside of garage.
For large garages needing larger doors and also double or single-skinned insulation, you will have various options to choose which fits your requirements.

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4. Side Sliding Garage Doors

There are some cases that it is not possible to store the door of garage below the ceiling of the garage, therefore there is a another option that it moves to the corner or downside of garage which Side Sliding Garage Doors can be used.
They are also suitable for places needing frequent access by walk to take out something from the garage like a bicycle without confronting a door.

5. Bifold Garage Doors

One of the other alternative ways to solve the problem in a garage with low height ceiling is using Bifold Garage Doors, that their mechanism does not require any space on wall.
Only a dedicated space is needed for this system to be folded back, no matter if it opens from inside or even from outside.

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6. Side Hinged Garage Door

These are more conventional garage doors that be opened from inside or outside, so they also can be used for old houses as well. The door of the new and modern designs can split one-third, two-thirds or in half when being opened.

In General, these doors open outwards but depending on the slope of the driver, they can be also opened from inside. There can be some cases that the garage is not used to park a car, so only a door being opened can give enough space to pass by walk.

The combination of this system is a good choice for a ceiling being used as a storage, but it needs enough room in the driveway side to be opened.

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The best Garage door

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The best Garage door

 What kind of Garage Doors suits us better – part 2

In this article we will talk about garage doors in the following categories:

  1. Suitable Material for the Garage Door
  2. Right Choice of Garage Door with Efficient Properties Insulation
  3. Choosing a Correct Garage Door for the Optimum Safety
  4. Garage Door Installation, Services and Costs

Suitable Material for the Garage Door

Based on the style, design and purpose of the garage doors, they can be made from different materials such as:

  • Steel
  • Aluminium
  • Timber
  • PVCu
  • Glass Reinforced Plastic (GRP)

For older houses, timber can be a good choice for the garage door, although some classical timber designs such as Rundum Meir are also popular.
Depending on your choice, requirements and desired look, there may some modifications being needed. Therefore, it is better to double check with the provider about the services and costs before garage door installation.

There will be variety of options and configurations available for Steel garage doors, as you can choose different colours and surface finishes. The cost of these doors is based on your desired configurations being explained, but in general these configurations will not cost you much.

For insulated double-skin roller doors, mainly Aluminium is being used. They are available in different colours and designs. Although these types of garage doors are not heavy, but they are very robust and sturdy and they only need a regular wash to stay clean.

Right Choice of Garage Door with Efficient Properties Insulation

The required features and usages of the garage door will affect your choice. To clarify, some garages are only being used to park a car, while some are also used as a home gym or something else. Therefore, based on the requirements, some of these garages do not need a good thermal insulation and as an example single-skinned doors can be a good choice fore freestanding garages.

However, as it was explained, in some cases we need some kind of garage doors with good and efficient thermal insulation. Double-skinned sectional door can be a good option and lets you to use the garage as an extra room rather than just parking a car.

Choosing a Correct Garage Door for the Optimum Safety

One of the most important role of a garage door is maintaining security. It is used not only as a door to secure and protect your vehicle or the tools in the garage, but also to block the path into the house against the thieves.
Now by understanding one of the most significant tasks of a garage door, a licensed or accredited one should be chosen.

Not only choosing a right garage door, but also installing it correctly is very important. Because many of these doors can function automatically and they should work without any mistake for a long period. Therefore, by choosing a good installer you can have a better choice as well as peace of mind about its Installation, services and maintenance.

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An Introduction to Air Conditioning System for Homes

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Air Conditioning System

We live in a country with various weather conditions in each part of it. Because USA is the 3rd biggest country in the world. Therefore, it has been a long time that we have been using air conditioning systems in our homes. Some of us use air conditioning in colder areas to make our home warmer and some in hot areas to make it colder. But the main task of air conditioning is providing a pleasant temperature that suits our preference. In this article we will explain the following points to get a better insight about Air Condition Systems:

  1. Definition of Air Conditioning and How Does it Work
  2. Manual and Automatic Air Conditioning
  3. Overview of the cost of Air Conditioning

1. Definition of Air Conditioning and How Does it Work

Many of us may have seen the symbol ‘AC’ or ‘A/C’ in some places including our cars. Because AC or A/C stands for Air Conditioning. We usually use AC in warm closed areas like our homes or cars to decrease the temperature and get rid of the heat and particles. Although its function seems pretty straight forward like absorbing the hot air and then diffusing cold air out, but there are more procedures in between that will be explained. An interesting fact is that air conditioning has being used since ancient Egyptian times, but by very rudimentary methods. The modern systems were first invented in 1902 by Willis Carrier. The new AC systems contain a fluid inside that can be water or air. During the procedure this liquid will be cooled down by another fluid. It happens when the other fluid evaporates, it needs the warmth of the objects in nearby to get the required energy to be evaporated. Therefore it makes the warm liquid or air cold. During these procedures gas converts into liquid and vice versa for many times . This is the reason you would see a disposed water coming out of the air conditioning systems.

2. Manual and Automatic Air Conditioning

Manual air conditioning does not need a control system to turn on or off the system. The user should turn it on when needing fresh air. Also the intensity of the fan speed and temperature should be set by user. However, in automatic AC systems, thermostat should be used as a control system that can compare the temperature of the environment to the desired temperature being set by the user. In this system, the user should only set the desired temperature and the system itself will define the intensity of the fan and coldness of the output air. These systems are ideal for smart homes and also they are more convenient as it can be set before going to sleep and does not need to wake up to change the intensity or turning it off.

3. Overview of the cost of Air Conditioning

As it was explained in previous section, only by choosing a manual or automatic AC system, many features as well as many components will vary. So their price will vary depending on many factors. Also their installation, maintenance and service would also affect the final price. As till now we get a good view of AC systems, in the next article, we will explain the various types of AC systems. Besides, our Xingman team is always there for you to guide you to find the best AC system that meets your requirements.