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How to Save Money on Alliant Energy Bills in Iowa!

How to Save Money on Alliant Energy Bills in Iowa!

Alliant Energy serves customers in two states. Because their programs vary so widely across statel lines, this article specifically focuses on Alliant Energy customers in Iowa.

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Budget Billing  allows you to average your annual usage into equal monthly payments. You’ll never get surprised with seasonally high bills again!

If you can avoid using power during peak times, you may save money with Time of Day pricing. You’ll save a lot of money on your off-peak energy usage but any energy usage during peak hours will be much more expensive.

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Confused by your bill? Check out this “Understanding Your Bill” guide. 

Save money on your monthly Alliant Energy bill!

One of the most effective ways you can save money on your energy bill is by improving your weatherization or energy-efficiency. Low income Iowa households can qualify for Iowa’s FREE weatherization services! This service will provide a full in-home energy audit as well as free insulation, air leak reduction,  non-emergency furnace repair/replacement, energy education and more!

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In addition, you may qualify for a FREE home energy assessment! An energy professional will visit your home, identify ways you can save money on your bill and install free energy-saving products! You’ll receive the following:

  • 9 LED light bulbs
  • 1 smart power strip
  • 1 clock-programmable thermostat
  • 3 faucet aerators
  • 2 high-efficiency showerheads
  • Pipe insulation

You can also receive a discount during the summer by participating in the Appliance Cycling program! Alliant will install a switch on your outdoor central air conditioner cooling unit so they can cycle it on and off during hot summer days. Cycling events only happen on summer weekdays between 1pm and 7pm.

You may also be able to get a low interest loan for energy efficiency upgrades! Loans are awarded in amounts ranging from $1,500 to $25,000!  You may also qualify for rebates on your upgrades!

You can always check these calculator tools to find ways to save money.

Need help paying your Alliant Energy bill?

If you’re struggling to pay your Alliant Energy bill, contact the company right away to establish payment arrangements. Depending on your circumstances, Alliant may be able to postpone your due date or establish a long-term payment plan.

Iowa’s Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) program assists low income Iowa households with their energy expenses. You must meet certain income qualifications to qualify. Apply between November 1 and April 30 for assistance! Households with elderly or disabled members can apply as early as October 1. Select your county on this map to find your local office.

Get help from the Hometown Care Energy FundFunds can be awarded to households that meet the following criteria:

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  • Households (including renters) that qualify for LIHEAP
  • Customers over age 60 who live on a fixed income
  • Customers who are permanently or temporarily disabled, medically disabled and unable to be economically self-sufficient
  • Special hardship cases are considered on a case-by-case basis

Don’t forget these helpful programs!

Do you have a working air conditioner, freezer or room air conditioner you don’t need? Alliant will pick it up and pay you for it! You’ll receive $50 for working refrigerators/freezers and $25 for air conditioners. They’ll take up to two of each item type per household! Certain size restrictions apply. Click here for details. 

You can purchase two trees for $25 each planting season! These trees are 3-8 foot tall landscaping trees that usually retail for $65-$125! They are sold on a first-come, first-served bases. Click here for more info!

Save money (and get FREE stuff) in Iowa!

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