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.

June challenge: Save energy while school’s out for summer.  

When school’s out and kids are home for summer, you’re likely to use more energy. Fortunately there are things you and your family can do to save energy and still have summer fun. Unplug and find ways to take advantage of the warmer weather to save on energy costs.

You can also:

  • Turn off lights when you leave a room.
  • Limit time on electronic devices.
  • Turn up the thermostat a few degrees.
  • Limit time for showers.

Learn more summer energy-saving tips and take the challenge today.

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May challenge: Check on your air conditioner.

Keep your cool this summer with this month’s PowerHouse Challenge: Check on your air conditioner. Now is the best time to make sure your AC unit operates at peak efficiency for when you need it most.

Take steps to extend the life of your unit and maximize your comfort and energy savings. Remove debris from your unit’s interior, clean the area around your unit to increase air flow, change the furnace filter and schedule a tuneup.

Learn more about the benefits of AC tuneups from Pete and Megan.

Popular topics

101 easy ways to save energy

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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

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

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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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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

June 3, 2023

Segment 1
Garage door insulation

Segment 2
Conditioned garages

Segment 3
garage smart app

Segment 4
EV level 2 chargers