WASHINGTON — Are you in the market for a new air conditioner, a new refrigerator, or even just some light bulbs?
Presidents Day weekend would be a good time to buy them.
The Maryland comptroller declared Feb. 17-19 as Shop Maryland Energy Weekend, which means customers will get a break from the state’s 6 percent sales tax on certain Energy Star appliances.
The list of tax-free Energy Star products includes:
- Air conditioners
- Washers and dryers
- Heat pumps
- Solar water heaters (which are tax-exempt at all times now)
- Standard size refrigerators
- Programmable thermostats
- Compact fluorescent light bulbs
As if that weren’t enough, rebates are also available for appliances through your utility company.
Washington Gas has a rebate to save $50 on a storage water and $230 on a tankless water heater. You can find that rebate on Washington Gas’s website.
You can also find more information on Shop Maryland Energy Weekend on the Maryland comptroller’s website.