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 include seasonal topics to help you save on your energy bill all year long.

May challenge: Install a rainwater collection system

Turn stormy weather into dollars in your pocket! If you’re an avid gardener, or even just enjoy having beautiful flowering plants for the summer months, a basic rain collection system reduces the amount of water from your taps to keep your plants alive.

Learn from Pete and Megan how to install your own rainwater collection system.

April challenge: Plant a tree

We’re celebrating Earth Day all month! And there’s no better way to support this year’s theme, "Invest In Our Planet," than to plant a tree in your yard. Trees provide beauty, shade and homes for wildlife and help clean the air. Be sure to pick the right tree for the right location, soil and exposure. And always call 811 before you dig.

Do you know how to properly plant a tree? Let Pete and Megan show you below.

Popular topics

101 easy ways to save energy

Mom and son in laundry room

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

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Power surges — cause and effect

Overloaded electric outlet

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

portable generator

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

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Installing a heating and cooling system

Two workers installing a new A/C unit outdoors

One of the biggest purchases a homeowner can make is to install a new furnace and air conditioner. Learn what you need to know when faced with this big decision.

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Appliances and electronics

Kitchen with new appliances

Learn how to choose and make the most of your household appliances and electronics.

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Windows and doors

Man holding up a double hung window

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

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Show times and more

Pete and Megan, hosts of PowerHouse

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

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Upcoming show

May 21, 2022

Segment 1
Wind turbine

Segment 2
Student built home

Segment 3
Advanced power strip

Segment 4
HVAC install