PowerHouse Tip of the Month: July

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Don't cool an empty house more than necessary

Going on vacation? Here are some tips for saving money while keeping your house comfortable.

See Pete and Megan in our latest graphic novel

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Pete and Megan appeared in the latest edition of The Power Chronicles, Alliant Energy's STEM adventure series we created especially for science, technology, engineering and math enthusiasts in grades 5-8.

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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

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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

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

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Installing a heating and cooling system

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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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