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.