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(NECN: Amy Sinclair, Freeport, Maine) - Many people will celebrate Earth Day tomorrow with a pledge to reduce their personal energy consumption. But a family in Freeport, Maine is taking that pledge one step further. The Troasts are inviting the whole world to watch exactly how much their family uses energy every hour of the day on the Internet. Like many families, the Troasts try to do their part to help the environment by recycling and composting. But ever since "Ted" the energy detective moved into their Freeport home a few months ago, the Troasts have been trying even harder. Lisa: "We're like little energy detectives around the house just trying to get as much info as we can." Every time they microwave popcorn, or toast a piece of bread this little device tells them exactly how much energy they're using, and it's changed the way they do things. Lisa: "I Think for me the biggest surprise were the vampires." Vampires are appliances that suck energy even when they're turned off. The Troasts have since slayed their vampires using these smart strips. They've also replaced their incandescent bulbs and installed low flow shower heads, all contributing to a 16 percent reduction in the family's monthly electric bills. And now, they're sharing their energy ups and down on their website...where the public can monitor the Troasts daily usage with regular twitter updates. . Lisa: "What we'll do is annotate that there's a spike. I'll say oh my I was doing the dishes." Full disclosure---their company "Energy Circle" sells "Ted" and other energy saving products but they're really hoping to be a resource for other families looking for ways to save money. Tucker: "One of the deals with dad is that he's saying I’ll get half the savings on electric bill so my job to turn the bills. And with a projected savings of 500 dollars a year, well that will buy the kids an awful lot of microwave popcorn, as long as they remember to turn the lights off. Check out their website, <a href="http://www.energycircle.com" target="_blank">www.energycircle.com</a> to grab some energy saving ideas. You can also follow them on Twitter, @energyCircleKW.