February 16, 2022

Shoppers Can Save Money by Purchasing ENERGY STAR Appliances During ‘Maryland Energy Weekend,’ Feb 19-21

Maryland shoppers who want to save money and help protect the environment will have that opportunity by purchasing ENERGY STAR rated appliances during Shop Maryland Energy Weekend, which runs Feb. 19-21. During the weekend, appliances bearing the ENERGY STAR label, purchased in-store or online, will be exempt from the State’s six percent sales tax.

Appliances that may qualify for the savings include air conditioners, washers, dryers, standard-size refrigerators, furnaces, heat pumps, boilers, compact fluorescent and LED light bulbs, dehumidifiers and programmable thermostats. Solar water heaters are tax-exempt year-round.

To receive the ENERGY STAR label, a product must meet strict standards for energy efficiency set by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. In 2018, ENERGY STAR-certified products helped consumers save 200 billion kilowatt hours of electricity, avoid $35 billion in energy costs and achieve 150 million metric tons of greenhouse gas reductions.

The tax-free weekend for energy-efficient appliances began in 2011 and its impact has grown ever since.

More information about Shop Maryland Energy Weekend is available at https://tinyurl.com/56jdk98d.