Resources for Sustainable Living

Alliant Energy: Time of Day Pricing

If you are an Alliant Energy customer, consider signing up for the Time of Day Pricing Program. This program helps customers reduce their electric bills by choosing off-peak hours to perform their electricity heavy chores, such as water heating, space heating, air conditioning, washing clothes and running the dishwasher.

Buy an Energy-Efficient Home

In the market for a new home? Opt for one with passive solar features or one that has possibilities for home improvements with energy savings in mind.

City Programs

Determine if your city has a program you can participate in to help reduce the demand for power in prime times of the day, especially during the summer.

Energy Conservation Info

There are many ways to make more conservative energy choices. The U.S. Department of Energy maintains a very helpful website of different ways to reduce your energy usage. Check it out!

Online Energy Audit

Visit MidAmerican Energy online ( and complete a home energy audit. Compare your home with similar homes in your area. You will also receive recommendations that can make your home more energy-efficient.

Reduce your Carbon Footprint

We throw around the term "carbon footprint" quite frequently, but what exactly is it? A carbon footprint is the measure of the amount of greenhouse gasses produced by human activities in units of carbon dioxide. It includes direct emissions of CO2 from the burning of fossil fuels (through transportation and energy consumption) and indirect CO2 emissions from the manufacture and breakdown of a variety of products. A carbon footprint conceptualizes the human contribution to climate change.

Skimping on Professional Installation May Cost More in the Long Run!

Fun fact: An improperly-installed furnace can be 30% less efficient than one that is properly-installed!