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.
PowerHouse Challenge logo

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.

July challenge: Check on your air conditioner


It’s summer and your air conditioner is working overtime to keep you comfortable.

Beat the heat with this month’s PowerHouse Challenge: Check on your air conditioner (AC). Simple steps like scheduling a tuneup, changing the furnace filter or trimming plants around your outside compressor can help it run more efficiently - keeping you cool and saving energy.

Learn more about an AC tuneup from Pete and Megan:

June challenge: Create an energy-saving checklist


Are you ready for vacation? Give your home a break too. Create an energy-saving checklist of things to do before you leave. Enjoy your summer getaway even more knowing you’ll save energy and money while you’re away.

Get some ideas of things to include on your list from Megan below.

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.

learn more

Power surges — cause and effect

Overloaded electric outlet

Lightning strikes may trigger a power surge, but most are caused by conditions within your home.

Learn more

Portable generators and space heaters

portable generator

Portable heaters and generators are convenient, but use them with extreme caution.

learn more

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.

learn more

Appliances and electronics

Kitchen with new appliances

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

learn more

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.

learn more

Show times and more

Pete and Megan, hosts of PowerHouse

Meet our hosts and find out when PowerHouse airs in your area.

learn more

Upcoming show

July 2, 2022

Segment 1
HERS

Segment 2
Sense home monitor

Segment 3
New home construction