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Save on Energy Star appliances this weekend

Save on Energy Star appliances this weekend


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Posted on May 24, 2012 at 10:43 PM

Updated Friday, May 25 at 4:24 PM

This weekend Texans can save sales tax on any energy efficient appliances you buy. 

Below is a list of items on which you can save:

  • qualified air conditioners priced at $6,000 or less
  • refrigerators priced at $2,000 or less
  • ceiling fans
  • fluorescent light bulbs
  • clothes washers
  • dishwashers
  • dehumidifiers
  • programmable thermostats

Here’s how much the U.S. Department of Energy says some of the energy star appliances could save you:

  • Central Air Conditioners 14%  
  • Room/Window Air Conditioners 10%  
  • Refrigerators 20%  
  • Ceiling Fans 50%  
  • Compact Fluorescent Light Bulbs 75%  
  • Clothes Washers 30% to 50% 
  • Dish Washers 10% to 12% 
  • Dehumidifiers 15%  

And don't forget to check out the rebates Austin Energy offers on everything from water heaters to washers. There is often a 30 day window to get all the information sent in and collect the money.

Austin Water also offer rebates through the Wash Wise program. There are several other cities that do qualify for these rebates. Go here to see if your city is one of them.