An effective unit for mid-size areas, this 7,800-Btu air conditioner from Panasonic features an energy-efficient construction and a range of comfort settings. Sized for between 300 and 350 square feet, the unit is operated with a straightforward soft touch digital panel or the included remote control for extra convenience. Its settings include cool, economy, fan, and dry, and a temperature range from 60 to 86 degrees F. In addition, three fan speeds and an oscillating air distribution system help maximize circulation. The 12-hour timer, programmable in 1-hour intervals, is among the unit's best features and can be set to turn the machine on or power it down. To simplify maintenance, the air conditioner comes with a removable intake grille, and its slide-out chassis facilitates installation. For window installation, it requires a horizontal opening between 22 and 36 inches and a vertical opening of 15 inches. It can also be installed through the wall, though professionals are recommended for this procedure. Panasonic includes a one-year warranty on parts and labor and a five-year warranty on the sealed refrigeration system. --Emily Bedard
7,800-Btu air conditioner for up to 350 square feet
Soft-touch digital control panel and compact remote control
4 modes; 3 fan speeds; 60 to 86 degree F temperature range
12-hour delay on/off setting timer; air distribution system
Requires window width of 22 to 36 inches and height of 15 inches
Great unit, cool and quiet I've had this for a year now, and it works great. Very quiet and really cools off the room in a hurry. I also got a higher power one for the kitchen. The timer function is great for coming home to a cool house....more info
Quiet and Cool... I live in Hawaii where the humidity is high and the temperature is quite warm. Some of us here run our units all day. A quality unit is absolutely required. I already own a Panasonic 11,800 btu model, but needed a smaller unit for living/kit. This model is extremely quiet like all panasonic ac's living up to it's reputation as a great bedroom unit. The front panel is not "cheapy" looking like other brands with mechanical controls. Assembly was simple enough.....remote works great....Cools rooms efficiently according to max specs 10 x 30 or 300 cubic feet. It is worth the extra $50-60 compared to other brands which are less efficient, and not as quiet....more info
The Panasonic CW-XC84HU is GREAT! We purchased this air-conditioner a month ago and feel it really lives up to its' reputation. It works great and IS VERY quiet. I was aware that to window mount might be a B----H but we didn't go there. We had ours wall mounted and had no problems at all. It seems to cool down a much larger area than it advertizes. It beat my expectations and the remote control is awesome! I think Panasonic did a good job and I would purchase it again. I checked a lot of reviews before we purchased and for the price (Amazon's) and the ratings, we made a good purchase. ...more info
Works very well and is very quiet. Excellent choice. I bought this air conditioner after trying the fedders that most discount stores seem to sell. The comparable sized fedders/maytag is loud. The panasonic is whisper quiet. Since this unit was going in our bedroom that was important.
The panasonic is quiet, it works well, and it has some great features (remote, auto air swing, delay timer for on/off) The assembly is a little more involed than many units, but not unmanagable. This little unit even came with a mounting sleeve and leveling feet. You just install the sleeve, adjust the angle, and screw it in. Then, once the adjustments are done, slide the main unit in to the case.
I was shocked and horrified by the noise of the fedders/maytag. I returned it where I bought it. The panasonic is much better, and was only about 20% more money. Well worth it in my book.
Oh yeah, there was one quirk. On low fan speeds you could hear water splashing around. I didn't like that sound. Fortunately panasonic gives you a choice. You can remove a plug, install the provided spout, and lower the water level. This will decrease the efiiciency slightly (still better than many competing units) and it will silence the water sound from the "sling cooling". It was nice of Panasonic to give us both options.
Quiet Performer Installed this unit in a bedroom, it lives up to its name. It is one of the quietest room air conditioners for its cost. This unit is only a somewhat nosier than the room fan we often use, and much quieter than the previous ac unit that was installed. Its excellant value and about half the price of ac units that are advertised as being whisper quiet.......has all the features you want.......including an air swing feature.....highly recommended....more info
Pretty good unit I'm not an air conditioner expert, but I will tell you that it's an ok unit. Installation was a b**** and the parts didn't really fit my window. I had to make due with putting bricks under the unit outside since the supports didn't fit. But who knows, one day it may fall down onto the sidewalk because I couldn't use a lot of the parts used to secure the unit.
The only complaint I really have is that you really can't control the direction of the air since there is no way to vertically adjust the way it blows. So unfortunately, the air blows forward and because of the positioning of my window, i waste a lot of the cold air because it hits the wall on one side. My desk is in front of the unit and that area freezes and the air blows directly on me. How hard would it have been for Panasonic to put in a vertical adjustment? It's a cheap part.
It's really energy efficient (10.8.... which is NOT stated on this site), which is great and the remote is a good function if you're feeling lazy, and often I am. The remote buttons are easier to push than on the unit so it is nice to have it.
The timer thing is cool though I haven't tried it yet. Overall, a great unit for the price other than the annoying unadjustable vertical thingy.
Hope this thing doesn't pop out the window tho....more info