Membership Application For Joining Iowa Geothermal Association
To apply for membership, download the printable application using the links on this page. Fill it out completely and mail it with your dues check for the proper class of membership to:
Iowa Geothermal Association | P.O. Box 13053 | Des Moines, IA 50310
Q & A
Here are answers to some questions you may have about joining the Iowa Geothermal Association.
Why Join the Iowa Geothermal Association?
The Iowa Geothermal Association was formed in mid 1989 as a non-for profit association dedicated to providing services for its members and to help create a robust geothermal industry in the state of Iowa. There are many benefits the Association currently offers including representation at the Iowa Legislature and Plumbing Board, technical training, information exchange, free listing of your business on the IGA website’s public geothermal “Dealer Finder”, linking of your web site, and networking opportunities with your peers..
What is the annual membership fee to belong to the Iowa Geothermal Association?
The annual membership fee depends on your type of business as listed on the membership application:
- Contractor Member is any proprietor, partnership or corporation actively engaged in the business of designing, retail selling, installing or serving heat pump systems. Contractor members have the privilege to vote at elections on business pertaining to the Association.
- Utility Members are either Investor Owned Utility or a REC/Coo-op Utility and have specific dues level.
- Manufacturing Member is either a company that manufactures only parts while a Unit manufacture engineers and fabricates geothermal units.
- An Equipment Distributor is a company that does not fabricate equipment
Is membership by company or individual?
Member (which may qualify for IGHSPA CEUs) and many companies have more than one member of the association. This allows better circulation of information when companies have more than one office or districts they operate from.
Does one have to be an Iowa Business to Join?
No, the IGA provides for members from surrounding states and national business, manufactures and associations to join. The membership fee is the same.
What if one joins during the year?
Membership in the IGA starts every January 1. Membership dues for joining the association after January 1 are pro-rated.
What is included in one’s membership?
You will receive newsletters, e-mail updates of critical legislative actions, free listing on the “Dealer Finder” on the IGA website if you so request along with linking of your company web site to your “Dealer Finder” listing if so requested, along with access to training workshops, seminars and conferences at discounted member prices.
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Code of Ethics
The Iowa Geothermal Association encourages you to seek out a high-quality Geothermal contractor for submission of a proposal for your building. When selecting a Geothermal Contractor, you should ask him these questions:
Will he have the integrity to say no to my job if completing it would do me an injustice ?
Will he prepare a heat loss and heat gain calculation in accordance with accepted industry methods?
Will he abide by applicable codes when installing a new or an add-on system?
Will he clearly state contract terms and warranties in writing.?
Will he fulfill promises for delivery, installation, warranties, and servicing?
Will he abide by established industry standards for safety, quality, and performance? What are those standards?
Will he install and check the operation of all equipment according to manufacturer’s recommendations?
Will he install or modify all air distribution systems according to recommended industry standards.?
Will he thoroughly acquaint me the customer with system operation, owner maintenance procedures, and steps that should be taken before calling for service?
Will he make every effort to adjust promptly any cause of dissatisfaction?
Does he stay diligently abreast of new service techniques and changes made available by manufacturers, the IGA, or others.
Will he conduct himself in a professional manner at all times?
All Members of the Iowa Geothermal Association strive to conduct themselves by these standards. When you decide to pursue the services and products of our industry, we encourage you to seek out a member of the Iowa Geothermal Association and discuss these issues with him or her in person. You’ll be glad you did.