Energy Star Sales Tax Holiday Approaches

Consumers get a break, and retailers don't do so badly, either.  The opportunity for Texans to save money on energy efficient appliances is fast approaching.

The State’s annual Energy Star sales tax holiday is from Saturday, May 25th, through Monday, May 27th.  Dub Taylor is director of the State Energy Conservation Office.

“The federal government through the Department of Energy and the EPA test and certify appliances to meet Energy Star standards. That means that on average they’re 10 to 15 percent more energy efficient than a conventional appliance. The appliances that are eligible for the Energy Star sales tax holiday, the savings from those ranges anywhere from 10 percent to 75 percent depending on the particular appliance or the product.” 

Be sure that the product that’s on the shelf has the Energy Star label on it. The purchase has to be made during that three day sales tax holiday period.

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