Energy Star and WaterSense Tax Free Weekend


Today marks the beginning of the 4th annual tax free weekend here in Georgia for Energy Star products.  They have also expanded the program to include WaterSense products as well.  It began today and will end on Sunday night.  Most products priced $1500 or less that have one of these labels qualify.

So, if you have been in the market for an energy efficient fridge or another appliance, this might be your lucky weekend.  Check with your local retailer to see if they are offering additional incentives as you may be able to get an additional 10% off on top of the sales tax discount.

An added bonus for Atlantans is that Energy Star has selected Atlanta as the site of one of its six Change the World: Start with Energy Star  exhibits.  It will be at the Lowe's Edgewood location on Saturday & Sunday.  You will be able to walk through a custom built house that showcases Energy Star products and educates on how those products can save money and help preserve the environment.

If you are interested in what qualifies for the holiday, here are details from the GA Department of Revenue website:

The energy efficient products eligible for the exemption are as follows:

air conditioners ceiling fans
fluorescent light bulbs clothes washers
dishwashers windows (including skylights)
refrigerators programmable thermostats
dehumidifiers doors

The water efficient products eligible for the exemption are as follows:

bathroom sink faucets faucet accessories (such as aerators)
showerheads high-efficiency toilets
high-efficiency urinals weather or sensor-based irrigation controllers