Putting pipe below the surface isn’t the only option if you’re thinking about adding geothermal energy in Champaign. Ponds and lakes are ideal options for heating and cooling your home.
These systems are closed-loop, like the models we install, but we put them at the bottom of a pond or lake. Much like underground, pond and lake temperatures are incredibly even at the bottom.
How Large Does My Pond or Lake Need to Be?
For a regular home, you’ll need a 1/2- to ¾-acre body of water that’s at least 8 feet deep.
A pond or lake system can be less expensive than common two-earth loop options. As with a lot of heating and cooling systems, geothermal pond loops depend on your distinct circumstances, proper design, as well as the size and depth of your body of water.
Our experienced team at Chief/Bauer Service Experts can confirm if your pond is a fit for a geothermal system. We’ll provide you with a free quote once we’ve taken a look—and we’ll create a design just for your home.