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.

January challenge: Seal air leaks to save energy and ring in the new year

Air leaks are common around windows, exterior doors, outlets and recessed lighting. Armed with some caulk and weatherstripping, simply seal those leaks. This easy, low-cost tip will reduce the burden on your heating system, save energy and keep you cozy during frigid winter months.

Learn more about how to stop air leaks and other ways to winterize your home.

December challenge: Use advanced power strips for your holiday lighting 

Power your tree and holiday lights with advanced power stripsThis easy, low-cost tip will reduce phantom power, save energy and help light up your home safely over the holidays. 

Learn more about phantom energy and advanced power strips.

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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Insulation tips and 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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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

January 29, 2022

Segment 1
Low/no cost heating

Segment 2
Furnace check up

Segment 3
Duct sealing

Segment 4
Water heater wrap