Pond and Lake Applications Burying pipe underground isn’t the only route if you’re looking into geothermal energy in Ocala. While it may seem a little odd that your pond could be helping to heat and cool your home, ponds and lakes are great choices when it comes to capturing geothermal energy. These geothermal loops are closed loop systems like the others we put in, and are simply sitting near the bottom of the pond or lake. Much like the evenness of ground temperatures, pond and lake temperatures are very constant at the bottom. The materials used for pond and lake applications are also practically indistinguishable, and there are only a couple 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 standard size needed for an average home. Pond and lake geothermal systems might be less pricey 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 give you an estimate once we have taken a look to decide if your pond is suitable to house a geothermal system. Once it’s decided that your pond is able to harness geothermal energy, we will create a custom design and install a pond system that not only provides you with geothermal heating and cooling, but could actually provide improved performance and could help you save on installation costs. Geothermal pond loops are one of the most cost-effective applications of geothermal systems, so if you’d like to hear more about the possibility of adding one of these systems to your Ocala home, the pros at Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning would be happy to help. Call us at 352-414-4006, set up an appointment through our online scheduler or use our chat feature and we’ll get things rolling.