Sales Tax Holiday This Weekend | News
If you're looking to go green at your home or maybe just to save a little money, this weekend you're in luck.
The State of Georgia is allowing you to do both with a tax free holiday on energy efficient products.
From Friday through Sunday you can get a break on the sales tax.
Here's some of the products that qualify: Air conditioners, dishwashers, refrigerators and dehumidifiers.
The products must come with the Energy Star label or meet the Watersense criteria and cost $1,500 or less.
Home Depot is just one of the many stores in Central Georgia where you can purchase those products.
Appliance Specialist Dawn Musgrove says Energy Star and Watersense appliances save you energy and water, which also saves you money.
"It's going to cut down on the energy use, and of course, your washing machines are going to cut down on the hot water usage," she says. "About 90 percent of your energy is to produce hot water, so it cuts out all of that."
According to Home Depot associates, buying energy efficient won't necessarily cost you more than the the traditional items.
"There's no cost difference," says Musgrove. "If a washer is $499, it's going to be $499 if it's the energy saver also."
Musgrove says they've had several people come in over the course of the last few days asking about the tax holiday and what products are eligible.
She says they've put blue signs in each appliance that falls under the guidelines.