Tax holiday this weekend for some household appliances

Refrigerators and washing machines among items that qualify

POSTED: 03:56 PM EDT Oct 11, 2013    UPDATED: 05:39 PM EDT Oct 11, 2013 
Tax Holiday for some appliances this hweekend
VINTON, Va. -

If it's a household appliance that uses water, you can get it tax-free this weekend.

Today through Monday is a tax-free weekend for Energy Star appliances under $2,500.

Business owners say they always see a bump in foot traffic for this weekend, but still wish the state would do more to market it.

"I wish that it would be the Energy star week and then give out something online, maybe something in the mailer. It is a great thing to have, the tax-free weekend," said Paul St. Clair of the Vinton Appliance Center.

The item can also be affixed with a WaterSense label.

Here are the Energy Star appliances that qualify: Air Conditioners, Ceiling Fans, Dehumidifiers, Washing Machines, Washers, Dishwashers, Compact Fluorescent Bulbs, Refrigerators

Here are the WaterSense appliances that qualify: Bathroom Sink Faucets, Faucet Accessories, Showerheads, Toilets, Urinals and Landscape Irrigation Controllers