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For Immediate Release


Aaron Koos

Opportunity for Big Savings on Select ENERGY STAR® Products This Weekend

Feb. 13-15 combine savings from Maryland's Tax Free Weekend for certain ENERGY STAR products with BGE Smart Energy Savers Program® rebates and Presidents’ Day sales

BALTIMORE (Feb. 11, 2016) – Baltimore Gas and Electric Company (BGE) customers who are in the market for a new appliance, are encouraged to take advantage of Shop Maryland Energy weekend. From Feb. 13–15, 2016, customers can purchase ENERGY STAR certified appliances without paying the state’s 6 percent sales tax on select models. Shoppers can maximize their savings by combining the rebates regularly offered by BGE’s Smart Energy Savers Program with discounts offered by retailers and manufacturers to celebrate Presidents’ Day Weekend.

“Customers looking to purchase big household items like appliances can truly get a great deal this time of the year,” said Chris Walls, BGE Residential Energy Efficiency Programs Manager. “Even better, ENERGY STAR products require less energy, leading to savings over the long term.”

During Shop Maryland Energy weekend, the following ENERGY STAR certified products are tax free and also rebated by the BGE Smart Energy Savers Program: 

  • Electric clothes dryers 
  • Clothes washers 
  • Standard size refrigerators 
  • LED light bulbs 
  • CFL light bulbs

BGE’s Smart Energy Savers Program rebates are also available throughout the year to help customers make smart choices by purchasing energy-efficient appliances and other energy-saving products: 

  • $500 rebate on an ENERGY STAR certified hybrid heat pump water heaters 
  • $150–$400 rebates on select ENERGY STAR certified pool pumps 
  • $100 and $150 rebates on select ENERGY STAR certified refrigerators 
  • $75 and $100 rebates on select ENERGY STAR certified clothes washers 
  • $50 rebate on select ENERGY STAR certified electric clothes dryers 
  • $200 to $1,800 in rebates on ENERGY STAR certified heating and cooling equipment 
  • Instant discounts on ENERGY STAR certified LEDs and CFLs

The BGE Smart Energy Savers Program is a suite of programs that enable customers to control energy use, leading to more efficient use of electricity and lowering energy bills from where they otherwise would be. Collectively, the programs help contain the cost of energy and improve reliability. The programs also help to reduce peak demand and slow the growth in energy consumption to lessen the need for more power plants. BGE offers energy-saving solutions for renters, homeowners, large and small business customers, nonprofits and institutional customers. More information is available at These programs support the EmPOWER Maryland Energy Efficiency Act.


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