February 10, 2017

Shop Maryland Energy Tax-Free Weekend to Save on New ENERGY STAR Appliances

During Presidents’ Day weekend, shoppers across Maryland will get a break from the state’s 6 percent sales tax on qualifying ENERGY STAR products. Shop Maryland Energy (February 18-20) is a statewide sales tax holiday that highlights the importance of energy efficient appliances to the environment and residents’ pocketbooks.

Eligible ENERGY STAR appliances and lighting include: air conditioners, clothes washers, clothes dryers, furnaces, heat pumps, standard-size refrigerators, LED light bulbs, dehumidifiers, boilers and programmable thermostats. For a full list of exempt items visit, Shop Energy Maryland. Residents using the weekend to upgrade appliances may have the advantage of additional rebates to recycle old appliances, such as old working refrigerators, freezers, air conditioners or dehumidifiers. Prior to purchasing new appliances, residents can contact their electric utility to see if they are eligible for rebate and pick up of the old appliance. Each appliance may be eligible for up to $50 in rebates.

During Maryland Energy Tax Free Weekend, Montgomery County Department of Environmental Protection staff will have informational tables at three County appliance stores to provide residents with energy saving tips and information on local programs and rebates available through utility suppliers, including BGE, Pepco and Potomac Edison:
  • Bray and Scarff Bethesda: Saturday, Feb. 18 from 10 a.m. – 12 noon 6801 Wisconsin Avenue, Chevy Chase
  • Nolan’s Apache Appliance: Saturday, Feb. 18 from 1 p.m. – 3 p.m. 13866 Georgia Avenue, Silver Spring
  • Bray and Scarff Rockville: Monday, Feb. 20 from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. 831C Rockville Pike, Rockville
For more information, go to Shop Energy Maryland website.

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