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Texas Energy Star Savings Calculated For Sales Tax Holiday

  • May 15, 2012 | Susan McLain

The Texas Energy Star Sales Tax Holiday is coming up May 26-28, 2012. According to the Bellaire Examiner the U.S. Department of Energy, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has provided an “[e]stimated annual energy and water savings of ENERGY STAR™ appliances versus conventional products…as follows:

  • Central Air Conditioners – 14 percent energy savings
  • Room/Window Air Conditions – 10 percent energy savings
  • Refrigerators – 20 percent energy savings
  • Ceiling Fans – 50 percent energy savings
  • Compact Fluorescent Light Bulbs – 75 percent energy savings
  • Clothes Washers – 30 percent energy savings and 50 percent water savings
  • Dish Washers – 10 percent energy savings and 12 percent water savings
  • Dehumidifiers – 15 percent energy savings

For more information you can check out the Energy Efficiency Powerful Smart for Texans website at www.texaspowerfulsmart.org, the Energy Star website at www.energystar.gov or the Texas State Comptroller’s website on Energy Star Sales Tax Holiday.

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Susan McLain
Avalara Author Susan McLain
Susan McLain began her career as a technical writer in technology industries such as satellite networking and medical devices. Her skills encompass technical and marketing writing, usability engineering, verification and validation testing and protocol writing, requirements development, business analysis, technical illustration/graphic design and marketing. She has owned her own business providing service to small to medium sized business and in other positions, she has been in project management, documentation and marketing. She is currently the content specialist for Avalara helping to “make sales tax less taxing.”