Panasonic (Matsushita Electric Industrial Co. Ltd) began in 1918 with the development of a few simple innovations. Demand was so high a new factory had to be built four years later. Today, Panasonic is one of the largest electronics manufacturers in the world. Its more than 600 subsidiaries manufacture over 15,000 products, including a line of high quality room air conditioners.
Panasonic's line of window-mount air conditioners range in cooling capacity from 5,200 to 23,800 BTUs, offering enough cooling power for even the largest rooms. Some models have a touch control panel with LED display for ease of operation. All it takes is a tap of the panel to set the temperature, timer and fan speed. The LED display provides quick, accurate readings. Many models offer a slim-line remote control to allow users to change the air conditioner settings without getting up from their seat. Choosing a unit with a 12-hour on/off timer offers efficiency, comfort and convenience by letting homeowners come home to a cool room without leaving the air conditioner on all day. An optional e+ filter cleans the air by removing allergens and other tiny particles as well as unpleasant odors from the air. Many Panasonic window-mount air conditioners are Energy Star qualified, meaning they are the same or better than standard appliances but they require less energy to operate, translating into savings for the consumer.
For quieter operation and a less obtrusive appearance, Panasonic's WhisperBreeze ductless split air conditioners have an outdoor compressor connected to a compact indoor unit. Installing the compressor outdoors greatly reduces the noise level. Units are available with 9,000-28,000 BTUs of cooling power and come with both an air purifying filter, which reduces circulation of tiny particles, and a solar refreshing deodorizing charcoal filter that removes odors. WhisperBreeze ductless units offer several energy-saving operating modes and a convenient remote control. Some units offer heating capabilities as well.