Energy Star Program

An Energy Star label is displayed on a refrigerator at a Best Buy store in Marin City, California. (Justin Sullivan / Getty Images / March 26, 2010)

Consumers in the market for new appliances can cash in on some savings this President's Day weekend if they opt for energy-efficient models.

This Saturday, Sunday and Monday, the comptroller's office of Maryland is waving sales taxes for consumers who purchase qualified Energy Star products or a solar water heater.

Here are the products:

  • Air conditioners
  • Clothes washers and dryers
  • Furnaces
  • Heat pumps
  • Boilers
  • Solar water heaters (tax-exempt at all times now)
  • Standard size refrigerators
  • Dehumidifiers
  • Programmable thermostats
  • Compact fluorescent light bulbs

Tax breaks are available starting at 12:01 a.m. Saturday through midnight on Monday.

Energy Star is U.S. government program that certifies products for their energy efficiency. The label can found on everything from washers and dryers to refrigerators.

Best Buy says it sells more than 2,000 products that qualify.

For more information, check the state Comptroller's web site.

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