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Tax free shopping weekend for energy-saving products

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Posted at 8:08 AM, Sep 16, 2014
and last updated 2014-09-16 08:08:00-04

SARASOTA, Fla. -- Consumers across Florida will have the chance to save money, energy, and water on the purchase of ENERGY STAR-qualified appliances and WaterSense-labeled products during the Sept. 19-21 Tax-Free Holiday.

Sales tax will not be collected on the first $1,500 of the sales price of select ENERGY STAR and WaterSense products, including ceiling fans, refrigerators, dishwashers, clothes washers, light bulbs, bathroom sink faucets, shower heads and more.

These products will save residents energy and water and result in reduced utility bills. This will also help ensure Florida has an adequate supply of energy and water for future generations.

To see a complete list of all the products covered and to start planning your savings today, go to

Sarasota County offers the Energy Upgrade program to provide residents with valuable information on opportunities to save money, energy and water at home. The program's website,, offers in-depth, room-by-room energy and water saving tips, Do-it-Yourself Home Energy and Water Use Audit Kits, in-person Energy Upgrade workshops and other resources.

For more information call the Sarasota County Contact Center at 941-861-5000.