Be an Energy Star This Presidents Day Weekend

Buy Energy-Saving Products Feb. 13-15 or Apply for Energy Rebates

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. 13-15, 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 at all times).
  • Standard-size refrigerators.
  • Dehumidifiers.
  • Programmable thermostats.
  • LED light bulbs.

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

In addition, Pepco offers customers rebates on Energy Star appliances. Learn more at

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

Energy assistance may be available for customers having trouble paying their utility bills. Visit

Find more energy-saving tips at and additional resources at

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