Pond and Lake Applications Burying pipe underground isn’t the only route if you’re looking into geothermal energy in Hilton Head Island. While it may seem a bit odd that your pond could be helping to heat and cool your home, ponds and lakes are great options when it comes to gathering geothermal energy. These geothermal loops are closed loop systems like the others we offer, and are just placed near the bottom of the pond or lake. Much like the stability of ground temperatures, pond and lake temperatures are very constant at the bottom. The materials used for pond and lake applications are also basically 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 may be less expensive than the conventional two earth loop options as well. As with most heating and cooling systems, geothermal pond loops will be decided on your unique situation, proper geothermal loop design, as well as the size of your pond or lake and its depth. The team at Epperson Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning is trained 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 determined 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 learn more about the possibility of adding one of these systems to your Hilton Head Island home, the team at Epperson Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning would be happy to help. Call us at 843-619-3781, schedule an appointment through our online scheduler or utilize our chat feature and we’ll get things rolling.