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Buy Energy-Saving Products Feb. 17-19 and Search for EV Incentives

Homeowners thinking about upgrading an appliance, replacing a refrigerator, or even changing a light bulb, can do so tax free on Presidents Day weekend.

On Feb. 17-19, purchases of the following energy-efficient Energy Star products are free from Maryland’s 6% sales tax:

  • Air conditioners.
  • Washers and dryers.
  • Furnaces.
  • Heat pumps.
  • Boilers.
  • Solar water heaters (tax exempt year-round).
  • Standard-size refrigerators.
  • Dehumidifiers.
  • Programmable thermostats.
  • LED light bulbs.

Learn more about Energy Star products at www.energystar.gov. Learn more about the tax-free weekend by visiting www.marylandtaxes.gov and searching “Shop Maryland Energy.”

In addition, Pepco offers customers rebates on Energy Star appliances. Learn more at homeenergysavings.pepco.com/appliance-rebate-program.

Washington Gas also offers residential and commercial rebates, including, for residential customers, rebates on furnaces, gas clothes dryers and standard or tankless water heaters. Learn more at washingtongas.com/rebates.

Energy assistance may be available for customers having trouble paying their utility bills. Visit bit.ly/utilityassistance.

Find more energy-saving tips at www.washingtongas.com/safety-education/education/winter-preparedness and additional resources at mygreenmontgomery.org.

Thinking of purchasing an electric vehicle? The Montgomery County EV Purchasing Co-op works with local dealerships to highlight incentives and discounts that save customers money when purchasing or leasing a new or used electric vehicle. For more information and quick links to dealership incentives, visit www.montgomerycountymd.gov/green/zev/ev-dealership-incentives.html.

Curious to learn more about EVs? Join “Ask an EV Owner” and ask questions to long-time EV aficionados with the Electric Vehicle Association of Greater Washington at 7:30 p.m. on the first Wednesday of every month (see each month’s listing at www.rockvillemd.gov/calendar for a link).

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