After my wife gives birth to our baby girl nine years ago, I went alone to buy an air conditioning unit. I walked on the stretched of Laon St. in Quiapo, Manila to canvass for a Panasonic unit. Why Panasonic? My brother works for Panasonic so in case there will be problem I can ask for him for the repair free of charge on the services.
I bought this 1hp National Panasonic room air conditioner with model CW-908FPH. Buying the unit is already plan ahead of time so the cost is not much of the concern. The unit performs well on our 4 x 4 square meter room. The heat of summer is not a problem anymore especially for the baby. Also, I find it not so loud when in use. Actually, it does not disturb us on our sleep. Although the case is rust-free, with its location and the weather and everything it goes rusty a bit.
I must admit I maintain it occasionally due to my 24/7 work. Wife just manage to clean the filter but that's it. Cleaning the rest of the unit depends on my availability. But I guess I am lucky with this aircon unit. Until now it is perfectly running. The controls and everything are okay and the unit has never been brought to the repair center even once. Thanks Panasonic!