Pete Seyfer and Megan Turner, hosts of Alliant Energy's PowerHouse

Welcome to PowerHouse!

Alliant Energy's PowerHouse is an award-winning educational program designed to help you improve the energy efficiency, safety and comfort of your home.
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Take the PowerHouse Challenge!

Every month you can take part in an energy-efficient home improvement challenge. These challenges will include seasonal topics to help you save on your energy bill all year long.

August challenge: Time your showers

The average shower takes around eight minutes. Cutting your shower from eight to five or less minutes can save thousands of gallons of water and lots of energy over the course of the year. Grab a timer and take the challenge to time your shower today.

Here’s another way to save water and energy:

July challenge: Go green: Recycle your old, working fridge or freezer

Old refrigerators can cost up to $115 extra per year. Consider replacing your old fridge or freezer with an ENERGY STAR®-rated appliance. They use less energy than older models, saving you money. And recycling helps protect the planet from harmful materials inside your old appliance. Here's how: 

June challenge: Set your ceiling fans to rotate counterclockwise.

Switch your ceiling fan to rotate counterclockwise in the summer to push cool air towards the floor and keep you comfortable. Plus, you can run your air conditioner less often and reduce your energy use. Here’s how:

Here's why

Popular topics

101 easy ways to save energy

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Quick, simple things you can do around the home to reduce your energy consumption.

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Power surges — cause and effect

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Lightning strikes may trigger a power surge, but most are caused by conditions within your home.

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Portable generators and space heaters

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Portable heaters and generators are convenient, but use them with extreme caution.

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Insulation tips & tricks

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Don't overlook these important elements when you upgrade your insulation.

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Space heating myths

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Space heaters are not the best way to heat your home. Find out why.

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Windows and Doors

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Learn how to find the most energy-efficient models, or tighten up the ones you have.

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Pete and Megan, hosts of PowerHouse

Meet our hosts and find out when PowerHouse airs in your area.

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Upcoming show

August 7, 2021

New show TBA