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.

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

May challenge: Plant a tree and call 811 before you dig.

Make an effective – and beautiful – home energy improvement this month by planting a tree in your yard. Trees clean the air, slow the wind and block the sun − making them an effective home energy improvement. Just make sure you call 811 before you dig.

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

June 12, 2021

Segment 1:
How energy-efficiency windows are made

Segment 2:
New window technology

Segment 3:
Window installation

Segment 4:
Maintaining your windows