Pond and Lake Applications Burying pipe underground isn’t the only option if you’re looking into geothermal energy in North America. While it might seem a tad odd that your pond could be helping to heat and cool your home, ponds and lakes are fantastic choices when it comes to capturing geothermal energy. These geothermal loops are closed loop systems like the others we install, and are merely placed near the bottom of the pond or lake. Much like the consistency of ground temperatures, pond and lake temperatures are very consistent at the bottom. The materials used for pond and lake applications are also practically identical, and there are only a handful of differences when it comes to length and configuration. Requirements A 1/2 to 3/4 acre, 8-foot-deep body of water is typically the regular size needed for an average home. Pond and lake geothermal systems may be less costly than the conventional two earth loop options as well. As with a lot of heating and cooling systems, geothermal pond loops will depend on your individual situation, proper geothermal loop design, as well as the size of your pond or lake and its depth. The team at Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning is skilled and has the experience to offer you an estimate once we have taken a look to figure out if your pond is fit to house a geothermal system. Once it’s certain that your pond is able to harness geothermal energy, we will create a custom design and install a pond system that not only offers you geothermal heating and cooling, but may actually provide better performance and potentially save on installation costs. Geothermal pond loops are one of the most sensible applications of geothermal systems, so if you’d like to hear more about the possibility of adding one of these systems to your North America home, the team at Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning would be happy to help. Call us at 866-397-3787, set up an appointment through our online scheduler or utilize our chat feature and we’ll get things rolling.