Panasonic Air Conditioner Review 2020

Last Updated: August 1, 2020

The air conditioning market can be quite difficult to navigate without the right information. It is critically important that you choose the right unit for your unique living environment. Allow us at Air Conditioners Rated to make things easier for you, with our Panasonic Air Conditioner Review.

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The ductless air conditioner system consists of two components, an outdoor condenser, and an indoor air handler, connected only by wires and refrigerant tubing. There are many advantages to opting for this type of system, the most notable of which being the absence of ducts, which makes installation much easier. Seen by many as the “next step up” from the window mounted or portable air conditioner, the ductless system is capable of providing more cooling power, and a wider range of convenient features. Today, our team will be conducting a Panasonic air conditioner review, weighing up the pros and the cons of three ductless system units from a world renowned brand, whose reputation has been forged through years by introducing robust and reliable products to the market. Continue reading below for our full Panasonic air conditioner review.

 

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Panasonic Air Conditioner Review

 

Panasonic ECONAVI

Cooling Performance

With a moderate 9,000 BTU cooling output, and a 13,000 BTU heating output, the Panasonic ECONAVI ductless air conditioner is suitable for servicing residential spaces of up to 400 square feet. Additionally, this unit is also capable of removing up to 1.3 pints of excess moisture from the air each hour.

 

Efficiency & Certifications

The Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio (SEER) provides us with an accurate representation of how efficiently an air conditioning unit may be expected to operate while in use. Taking into account performance output, energy consumption, and average seasonal conditions, the higher the SEER score of a unit, the more money you save on your energy bills. With a SEER score of 23, the Panasonic ECONAVI can be relied upon to function to a very high standard of efficiency. It should therefore come as no surprise that this air conditioning system comes Energy Star certified, meaning that this product will perform to a level of efficiency that adheres to a set of strict guidelines regarding energy conservation, set out by the Environmental Protection Agency.

 

Convenience & Design

The Panasonic ECONAVI benefits from an immensely useful auto setting, which effectively allows the unit to power on or off, whenever cooling is deemed necessary. This mode allows the device to maintain a comfortable atmosphere, all while consuming a minimal amount of energy. Additionally, with a sleek LCD wireless remote control, users are able to quickly and easily issue commands to their air conditioning unit from anywhere in the room. Further, when utilised properly, this system’s 24-hour operational timer can significantly enhance the convenience of unit operation. Now, you can program your air conditioner to operate at key times of the day, maintaining a constant comfortable environment, even while you are away from home.

By including 5 fan speed options of differing intensity in this unit, Panasonic have enabled users of the Panasonic ECONAVI to draw the performance they need out of their air conditioner, without wasting too much energy. The last of the operational details we deem worth noting about the Panasonic ECONAVI is its auto restart capability, which is an absolute must if you love in an area that suffers frequent power outages. With this function, your device will automatically reboot itself, and get right back to work. As an added benefit, this ductless system benefits from a washable, anti-microbial air filter, which effectively makes the air you and your loved ones breathe healthier.

Regarding weight, the indoor air handler of the Panasonic ECONAVI weighs approximately 20lbs, while the outdoor condenser weighs about 82lbs. Finally, for those worried about noise pollution, the outdoor condenser has a noise level of 48dB, with the indoor air handler registering at 20dB on a low setting, and 42dB on a high setting.

 

 

Help & Support

Regarding warranty coverage, the Panasonic ECONAVI is backed by a 5-Years parts limited warranty, however, unfortunately there is no coverage plan for the compressor component of this system. In the unfortunate scenario that you do encounter an issue with your product, and must avail of Panasonic’s customer support, experienced representatives are contactable via email, telephone, and through various social media presences. Additionally, downloadable user manuals and in-depth FAQs are also available online.

 

Verdict

With its moderate range of convenience enhancing features, and vastly impressive efficiency ratings, the Panasonic ECONAVI is the right choice for you, if you seek a solution that will cool a medium sized living space with little effort, all while saving you a hefty sum on your energy bills.

 

Panasonic CS-MKS12NKU

Cooling Performance

With an impressive cooling output of 11,900 BTUs, the Panasonic CS-MKS12NKU is capable of servicing residential spaces of up to 500 square feet.  Additionally, with a formidable maximum airflow of 282 CFM, this ductless air conditioner is capable of removing up to 4.26 pints of moisture from the air every hour.

 

Convenience & Design

As with most Panasonic air conditioners, the Panasonic CS-MKS12NKU benefits from a wireless LCD remote control, allowing the user to control their air conditioning device from anywhere in the room. Additionally, this unit benefits from a number of convenient operational modes and functions, including a dry mode, which removes moisture from the air while not applying cooling effect. Further, quiet mode is ideal for times when silence is required. Auto mode allows this Panasonic air conditioner to automatically power itself on or off according to whether or not further cooling is required.

A washable anti-mould filter makes the air you and your loved ones breathe healthier, while automatically oscillating vertical air louvers aid a more even distribution of airflow. This allows the effects of the unit to cool the room at a faster, more effective rate. Finally, regarding the noise level of this Panasonic air conditioner, this unit registers at between 25-36dB, based on which of the unit’s 3 differing fan speeds is currently in operation.

 

Help & Support

Unfortunately, there was no warranty information available to us at the time of this review, therefore we strongly advise contacting the manufacturer directly with any questions you may have regarding Panasonic’s warranty policies. Should you encounter an issue with your Panasonic air conditioner, experienced customer service representatives are contactable via telephone, email, live chat, and through various social media presences. Further, as stated above in our review of the Panasonic ECONAVI, Panasonic provide the user with numerous online resources to support them should they encounter any problems, including in-depth FAQs, and downloadable user documents.

 

Verdict

Unfortunately, there is a lack of warranty information and efficiency certifications to go with this product, which is undeniably an issue. However, aside from this, the Panasonic MKS12NKU is capable of performing to a high standard, while providing the user with a moderate range of convenient features.

 

Panasonic CS-MKS9NKU

Cooling Performance

With moderate cooling abilities, the Panasonic CS-MKS9NKU provides the user with up to 9,000 BTUs of cooling power, making it suitable for servicing living spaces of up to 400 square feet of residential space. With a dehumidifying rate of up to 3.4 pints per hour, and a maximum airflow of up to 259 cubic feet per minute, this Panasonic air conditioner is capable of fighting back humidity, while carrying out effective airflow.

 

Convenience & Design

With a wireless full-function remote control, the Panasonic CS-MKS9NKU may be operated from anywhere in the room, saving the user the discomfort having to shuffle across their living space on a sweltering day. Combine this with the 24-hour programmable timer, which, when utilised properly, can mingle the air conditioner’s times of performance with your own personal schedule for optimum convenience. Additionally, this ductless system comes with a few useful operational modes, such as quiet mode, and night mode. Further, with a washable anti-mould filter, and automatically oscillating vertical air louvers, and the air you breathe is made healthier, while this Panasonic air conditioner achieves a more even distribution of cool and refreshed air. Regarding noise, this unit’s indoor air handler has a decibel rating of 34dB, which, when compared to the average human conversation (60dB), is guaranteed to not disrupt your daily life with noise pollution.

 

Help & Support

In the unlikely scenario that you should encounter problems with your Panasonic air conditioner, experienced customer service representatives are contactable via email, telephone, social media, or live chat. Unfortunately however, there was no information regarding warranty coverage of this product at the time of this review, therefore we recommend contacting the manufacturer directly regarding any questions you may have relating to warranty policy, prior to purchase.

 

Verdict

If you’re in the market for an air conditioning system suitable for medium sized living space that will provide you with high performance, and a moderate range of convenient features, then the Panasonic CS-MKS9NKU may be the perfect unit for you. While the lack of provided warranty and efficiency information is certainly a problem, this can be quickly remedied by contacting the manufacturer directly.