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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.

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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?

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