Friday kicks off Energy Star Tax Free Weekend

MACON, Georgia (41NBC/WMGT) – The Energy Star Tax Free Weekend begins Friday and that means savings for people looking to buy a new appliance.

Not only will consumers be saving money because of the tax free incentive, but purchasing an Energy Star appliance will cut down on electric bills as well.

A Lowe’s Sales Specialist, Kenneth Long, said purchasing an Energy Star appliance saves about a third of monthly energy costs.

Georgia Power representatives think this tax free weekend is great because it focuses on the importance of energy efficient appliances.

“It helps reduce the electrical demand on the system. It helps us by keeping us from having to build additional generation to supply the need of electricity to this area,” explained Georgia Power representative, Kerry Bridges.

Long said Lowe’s is already seeing an increase in customers.

“People have been coming in, looking around, and we’ve actually already been making some sales,” explained Long.

He adds the tax free incentives give people the push they need to finish home projects.

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