Cold air is gripping much of the nation and thermostats are being turned up. So, how do you keep your house warm and still be energy efficient -- without breaking the bank?
"Early Show" Consumer Correspondent Susan Koeppen shared some money-saving tips with "Early Show" co-anchor Harry Smith.
Koeppen points out that one effective way to save money on energy is a "home energy audit," where professionals use infrared cameras to see if there are any leaks where heat may be escaping from your house.
While the cost is $375 to have the audit done, it's really a long-term investment.
If you don't want to pay the audit, there are other cost-effective ways to weather-proof your home that can save up to 30 percent on your energy bill.
"Insulation is key," Koeppen adds.
How can you ensure your home isn't wasting energy?