Alliant Energy shares tips to save energy during cold spell
Tuesday, February 16, 2021
While demand for natural gas has increased during the current cold streak, Alliant Energy is projecting sufficient supply to meet the needs of natural gas and electric customers and is prepared to keep the lights on and gas flowing. Company officials say crews are always prepared to respond to any event that impacts energy services to its customers.
As customers use more energy to heat their homes during the cold snap, heating bills are likely to increase. Customers needing support to help pay their bill should call 211 or visit alliantenergy.com/energyassistance for details about available options, including the Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) and the Hometown Care Energy Fund. Customers are also encouraged to track their energy usage through their online accounts. By setting up usage alerts, customers get notified when they use a specific amount of energy and avoid surprises on their bills.
Tips from Alliant Energy to conserve heat safely
Turn thermostats down at night and when youre away.
Open shades during the day to let sunlight in. Close 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 left on.
Keep garage doors closed.
Limit opening exterior doors.
Make sure air vents and radiators are not blocked or obstructed.
Keep intakes and exhausts clear of ice and snow.
Do not use an oven or a grill to heat your home.
If customers experience an outage or would like to check on the status of an outage, they can visit: alliantenergy.com/outage or call 1-800-ALLIANT (1-800-255-4268).