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.
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.
February challenge: Give your house a hug.
Love is in the air this month. It’s the perfect time to take our PowerHouse Challenge: Give your house a hug. To start, seal up those pesky air leaks around doors, windows and outlets. You may also consider installing insulation to keep your home comfy and toasty.
To warm the heart of your home even more, we have plenty of weatherization tips.
January challenge: Ring in the new year with energy savings.
Happy New Year! Have you made your New Year’s resolutions yet? Add saving energy to the list. It can save you money all year long!
Start by setting your thermostat to 68 degrees when you're home and a few degrees lower when you’re not.
Don’t stop there. Check out
more than 100 different ways to save this year!
101 easy ways to save energy
Find quick, simple things you can do around the home to reduce your energy consumption.
Power surges — cause and effect
Lightning strikes may trigger a power surge, but most are caused by conditions within your home.
Portable generators and space heaters
Portable heaters and generators are convenient, but use them with extreme caution.
Installing a heating and cooling system
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.
Appliances and electronics
Learn how to choose and make the most of your household appliances and electronics.
Windows and doors
Learn how to find the most energy-efficient models, or tighten up the ones you have.
Show times and more
Meet our hosts and find out when PowerHouse airs in your area.
February 11, 2023
Air Leaks/meet the homeowner
Attic / crawl space
Results / fixes
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