Pond and Lake Applications Burying pipe underground isn’t the only option if you’re looking into geothermal energy in Pierre. While it could seem a little odd that your pond could be helping to heat and cool your home, ponds and lakes are great options when it comes to capturing geothermal energy. These geothermal loops are closed loop systems like the others we put in, and are simply placed near the bottom of the pond or lake. Much like the stability of ground temperatures, pond and lake temperatures are very even at the bottom. The materials utilized for pond and lake applications are also basically 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 base 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 be decided on your specific situation, proper geothermal loop design, as well as the size of your pond or lake and its depth. The team at Peitz Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning is skilled and has the experience to give you an estimate once we have taken a look to determine if your pond is appropriate to house a geothermal system. Once it’s certain that your pond is able to harness geothermal energy, we will carefully design and install a pond system that not only provides you with geothermal heating and cooling, but may actually provide improved performance and potentially save on installation costs. Geothermal pond loops are one of the most cost-saving applications of geothermal systems, so if you’d like to find out more about the possibility of adding one of these systems to your Pierre home, the team at Peitz Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning would be happy to help. Call us at 605-223-0307, set up an appointment through our online scheduler or take advantage of our chat feature and we’ll get the ball rolling.