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.
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.
December challenge: Use advanced power strips for your holiday lighting.
Power your tree and holiday lights with advanced power strips. This 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.
November challenge: Cook and bake with small kitchen appliances
Think small in the kitchen during the holidays and save time for what matters most. Use your microwave, multicooker or toaster instead of the oven or stove to slash your energy usage and cook meals faster.
Find other ways to save while you cook this holiday season.
101 easy ways to save energy
Find quick, simple things you can do around the home to reduce your energy consumption.
Power surges — cause and effect
Lightning strikes may trigger a power surge, but most are caused by conditions within your home.
Portable generators and space heaters
Portable heaters and generators are convenient, but use them with extreme caution.
Insulation tips and tricks
Don't overlook these important elements when you upgrade your insulation.
Space heating myths
Space heaters are not the best way to heat your home. Find out why.
Windows and doors
Learn how to find the most energy-efficient models, or tighten up the ones you have.
Show times and more
Meet our hosts and find out when PowerHouse airs in your area.
December 4, 2021
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