For Immediate Release
Customers Encouraged to Make Purchases during Tax-Free Weekend
SALISBURY, Md. - Delmarva Power has expanded its appliance rebate program in Maryland to now include ENERGY STAR® qualified clothes washers, dehumidifiers, freezers, refrigerators and room air conditioners. The value of the appliance rebates ranges from $25 to $150.
Delmarva Power is encouraging its Maryland customers to take advantage of the rebate program during the state's tax-free weekend, Feb. 18-20. During this period customers will not have to pay the state's 6 percent sales tax when they purchase qualifying ENERGY STAR® products such as: room air conditioners, clothes washers and dryers, furnaces, heat pumps, boilers, solar water heaters, standard size refrigerators, dehumidifiers, programmable thermostats and compact fluorescent light bulbs.
"Appliances account for nearly 20 percent of the average household's energy use," said John Allen, Delmarva Power Region Vice President. "Customers can save more than $80 a year in energy costs when they upgrade to a comprehensive package of ENERGY STAR® qualified appliances and they'll save even more money if they make their purchases during the upcoming special tax-free weekend."
Delmarva Power's customers can get rebates by buying qualifying appliances at any retailer or on-line and then submitting the mail-in rebate applications. Rebate forms are available in stores and at www.delmarva.com/ApplianceRebates.
The appliance rebate program is part of Delmarva Power's portfolio of energy efficiency programs that are designed to support Governor Martin O'Malley's EmPOWER Maryland initiative to reduce energy consumption in the state by 15 percent by the year 2015.
Delmarva Power, a public utility owned by Pepco Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: POM), provides safe and reliable energy to more than 500,000 electric delivery customers in Delaware and Maryland and over 124,000 natural gas delivery customers in northern Delaware .