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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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: 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!

December challenge: Power your presents with advanced power strips

Are electronics on your holiday wish list? Advanced power strips should be too. They not only protect devices from surges, but also reduce phantom load, the energy wasted anytime electronics are plugged in but not in use. Advanced power strips detect when a device is on standby and cut its power altogether.

We can help you find instant rebates on advanced power strips.

Find out from Pete and Megan how advanced power strips can help manage your usage and save on your energy bill.

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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Installing a heating and cooling system

Two workers installing a new A/C unit outdoors

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.

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Appliances and electronics

Kitchen with new appliances

Learn how to choose and make the most of your household appliances and electronics.

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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

January 28, 2023

Segment 1
New home comfort issues

Segment 2
House inspection

Segment 3
Fixing issues

Segment 4
Quick tips