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.

March challenge: Create your own smart home.

Lay a foundation for efficiency with smart home technology. Start with LED lighting you control from your phone or consider a smart thermostat for improved comfort and savings. Now that’s smart!

Learn more about the benefits of a smart home from Pete and Megan.

Woman programming a thermostat

February challenge: Give your house a hug.

Love is in the air this month. It’s the perfect time to take our PowerHouse Challenge: Give your house a hug. To start, seal up those pesky air leaks around doors, windows and outlets. You may also consider installing insulation to keep your home comfy and toasty.

To warm the heart of your home even more, we have plenty of weatherization tips.

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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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

March 25, 2023

Segment 1
AC tune up

Segment 2
Dryer vent clean

Segment 3
DIY air sealing

Segment 4
Comfort/smart LED's / 20th anniversary