Tax Free Weekend!!! Energy Star!

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Tax Free Weekend!!! Energy Star!

By Elissa Rivas

HOUSTON (KTRK) — If you are in the market for a new dishwasher or refrigerator, buy it this weekend because all new “Energy Efficient” appliances are tax free.

This weekend is a tax free weekend for major appliances with the Energy Star labels. That’s an important distinction. The state wants to encourage you to buy energy efficient products with the Energy Star label, like refrigerators and small ones like light bulbs.

“Light bulbs are a huge, huge commodity. It is probably the second or third fastest moving products. We constantly redo our shelves during the daytime,” said Zion Greenfield with Home Depot.

So you may want to stock up this weekend. Here’s the list for this weekend of energy efficient products:

  • Air conditioners priced under $6,000
  • Clothes washers, but not dryers. You won’t find any with the Energy Star label
  • Ceiling fans
  • Dehumidifiers
  • Dishwashers
  • Light bulbs (incandescent and fluorescent)
  • Programmable thermostats
  • Refrigerators priced under $2,000.

Click here for more information on those products. The sale begins at 12:01 Saturday morning and lasts through the Memorial Day weekend 11:59pm Monday night. Even some Internet and layaway sales qualify for the tax-free weekend.

1 Comment

  1. Susan Hilton says:

    If I needed new appliances now would certainly be the time to purchase them!