NOVEC Recommends Saving During Virginia’s Sales Tax Holiday

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Northern Virginia Electric Cooperative urges consumers to take advantage of Virginia’s sales tax holiday from Friday, Aug. 5, through Sunday, Aug. 7, to purchase ENERGY STAR certified appliances and tools, as well as storm-preparation products. Northern Virginians will save the commonwealth’s 6% sales tax.

ENERGY STAR Certified Products

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and U.S. Department of Energy’s ENERGY STAR symbol indicates a product is energy efficient. The product thereby saves money and helps protect the environment. To qualify for Virginia’s Sales Tax Holiday, products displaying the ENERGY STAR label must not exceed $2,500 per item and must be purchased for noncommercial home or personal use. Products include:

  • Air conditioners
  • Ceiling fans
  • Dehumidifiers
  • Clothes washers
  • Dishwashers
  • Light bulbs
  • Refrigerators

Learn more about ENERGY STAR at

Eligible Hurricane and Emergency Preparedness Products 

  • Portable generators — $1,000 or less per item
  • Gas-powered chainsaws — $350 or less per item
  • Chainsaw accessories — $60 or less per item
  • Other specified hurricane preparedness items — $60 or less per item

Learn more about storm preparation at and

Learn more about the sales tax holiday at


NOVEC, headquartered in Manassas, Virginia, is a not-for-profit electric utility corporation that supplies and distributes electricity and energy-related services to more than 177,000 metered customers in Fairfax, Fauquier, Loudoun, Prince William, Stafford, and Clarke counties, the Town of Clifton, and the City of Manassas Park. It is one of the largest electric companies of its kind in the nation. For more information, visit or call 703-335-0500 or 1-888-335-0500.

NOVEC is an equal opportunity provider and employer.


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