Whether you’re considering to add storm windows on your home, get a new clothes washer, air conditioning unit or water heater, or even replace some old lightbulbs, energy efficiency should be top of mind in any buying decision.

Finding products that conserve energy is as easy as looking to see if they bear the blue ENERGY STAR® label or going online to energystar.gov/productfinder. Run by the Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Department of Energy, the ENERGY STAR® program certifies products that use the least amount of energy to function as intended, such as appliances, or help improve the overall efficiency and comfort of a home, such as storm windows.

Additionally, Energystar.gov is a comprehensive resource on energy efficiency for homeowners and business owners. On it you can search for rebates on ENERGY STAR® products by ZIP code, get custom recommendations for improving your home’s efficiency and peruse an electric vehicle chargers buying guide, to name just a few of its features.

Purchase any of the following ENERGY STAR® appliances in Florida by June 30, 2023, and you will not pay state sales tax on them:

  • Washing machines costing up to $1,500
  • Clothes dryers costing up to $1,500
  • Water heaters costing up to $1,500
  • Refrigerators or combination refrigerator/freezers costing up to $3,000

OUC also offers several rebates on energy- and water-saving improvements customers can make to their homes or businesses.