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.

April challenge: Wrap your water heater.

Insulate an older tank with a blanket to reduce heat loss and your energy use.

Save energy and take the challenge today. Here’s how:

March challenge: Choose the right kind of light bulb. 

Switch to LEDs to brighten up your home. New LED models make saving energy hassle-free. They last up to ten times longer than incandescent bulbs and can save you up to 12% on your annual electric bill, while still delivering the light you need. 

Save energy and take the challenge today. Here’s how:

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

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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Insulation tips & tricks

Man installing insulation

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

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Space heating myths

Myth in large lettering

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

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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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Pete and Megan, hosts of PowerHouse

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

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Upcoming show

April 10, 2021

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Student-built energy-efficient home