As the extended cold streak continues, Alliant Energy offers tips to stay warm and safe while reducing energy usage:
• Turn your thermostat down at night and when you’re away.
• Open shades during the day to let the sun come in. Close the shades at night to help retain heat.
• Seal windows and block drafts around doorways.
• Turn off fans. Kitchen and bath ventilating fans can blow out heated air if they are left on.
• Keep garage doors closed.
• Limit opening exterior doors.
• Make sure air vents and radiators are not blocked or obstructed.
• Keep the intake and exhaust clear of ice and snow.
• Do not use your oven or a grill to heat your home.
Customers needing support to help pay their bill should call 211 or visit alliantenergy.com/energyassistance for details about available options.
Customers are also encouraged to track their energy usage through My Account.
By setting up usage alerts, customers get notified when they use a specific amount of energy and avoid surprises on their bills.
While demand for natural gas has increased, Alliant Energy is projecting sufficient supply to meet the needs of natural gas and electric customers.
As customers use more energy to heat their homes during the cold snap, heating bills are likely to increase.