Tax-Free Presidents Day Weekend Returns

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

From Feb. 16-18, purchases of the following energy-efficient Energy Star products are free from Maryland’s 6 percent 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.
• Compact fluorescent light bulbs.

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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

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