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.
September challenge: Get ready for colder weather
Colder temperatures are on the way. Pete and Megan want to help you stay cozy this winter while saving energy with this month’s PowerHouse challenge: Get ready for colder weather. Start with these easy-to-do tasks:
- Change your furnace filter.
- Seal air leaks around doors, windows and outlets.
- Turn down the thermostat a few degrees and dress in layers.
- Adjust your ceiling fans to circulate warm air trapped at the ceiling.
Steps like these will lower the amount of energy you use and help you stay comfy.
Get more weatherization tips and tricks from Pete and Megan below.
August challenge: Make a storm kit
As summer winds down, we still need to be aware of, and prepared for, severe weather. Be ready with a storm emergency kit that includes water, food, first aid supplies and other essential items. This can be a lifesaver. Keep it up to date and handy so you're ready for the unexpected.
Learn more about how to prepare for bad weather from Pete and Megan.
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.
September 24, 2022
Whole house audit
Fixing leaky ductwork and adding insulation
Bath fan and timer installation
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