Pond and Lake Applications Burying pipe underground isn’t the only route if you’re looking into geothermal energy in Grand Island. While it may seem a little odd that your pond could be helping to heat and cool your home, ponds and lakes are good 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 consistency of ground temperatures, pond and lake temperatures are very even at the bottom. The materials utilized for pond and lake applications are also practically equal, 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 normally the base size needed for an average home. Pond and lake geothermal systems might be less costly than the conventional two earth loop options as well. As with most heating and cooling systems, geothermal pond loops will be determined on your individual situation, proper geothermal loop design, as well as the size of your pond or lake and its depth. The team at McElroy Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning is skilled and has the experience to provide you with an estimate once we have taken a look to decide if your pond is suitable 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 possibly 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 Grand Island home, the experts at McElroy Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning would be happy to help. Call us at 308-210-4398, arrange an appointment through our online scheduler or utilize our chat feature and we’ll get things moving along.