Pros: Efficient; energy saving mode; internal condensation system; remote control.
Cons: Reliability might be an issue.
The Bottom Line: I would recommend the Maytag M6Y18F7A because of its ultra-quite operation, energy saving mode, 24-hour timer, and internal condensation system.
If there is one constant in life, one heartbeat that remains true, a wind that blows like a trustworthy friend, it is change. Sometimes I embrace change, other time I, like most people, abhor it. But I accept it and go on with my life, because what choice do I have really. Monumental change came recently when we (my IT support team and I) had to move from our pleasantly worn digs in a secluded part of the building to make way for a new phone switch of all things! But the company we work for built us a new prefab office space, replete with two new work bench areas, tons of storage, extra cubicles to spread out in, and two, brand spanking new, Maytag M6Y18F7A Air Conditioners.
The Maytag M6Y18F7A is a large room, 18,000 BTU Window/Through-the-Wall air conditioner that is designed to do its work in virtual silence. The unit features electronic controls, a convenient 24 hour on/off timer, a quick-access, washable air filter, an internal condensation recovery system (virtually no dripping) and expanding side panels to make fitting any size window a snap.
Our particular units (two) are off white/cream in color and come with a handy remote control that will manipulate either unit. Controls on the remote include: On/off, Fan Speed, Temp/Time, Timer, and Mode. The remote takes two AAA sized batteries.
Front panel control mirror the remote control unit with push buttons to control the functionality of the unit. Controls on the front panel are of course a little more involved; e.g. the Fan speed can be set to High Auto, Medium, or Low, while the Mode control can be set to Cool, Energy Save, or Fan. A digital display provides a readout of the current temperature or timer settings. An annoying beep sounds whenever a button is depressed.
Above the front panel control is the units only (very large) air vent that can be adjusted up and down, and side to side. The rest of the front of the Maytag M6Y18F7A consists of the easy-to-remove washable air filter.
Initially, I was impressed by the quite efficiency of the Maytag M6Y18F7A; each unit went about its business turning the rather commodious room into a comfortable working environment. Two units was one too many in our roughly 60 x 20 space and we ended up tuning one unit off, and running on one, cycling the units off and on as needed.
But a few months after we moved into our new space, one of the air conditioning units started getting noticeably louder and louder over time, and far less efficient at cooling the air, so we shut it down and called in Facilities to look at the unit. Replacing the filter, which was not that dirty to begin with, did not fix the problem, which was eventually blamed on a faulty compressor. The unit was replaced with an identical one that has worked like a champ since it was installed.
When operating in Low fan speed and in Energy Saving Mode, the Maytag M6Y18F7A lives up to the manufactures claims of ultra quite operation; indeed I can barely hear the unit even in a quite environment. The only indication that it is on is the temperature readouts on he front panel control section. Since we conduct a lot our business on the phone, the quite operation is much appreciated.
Would the Maytag M6Y18F7A Air Conditioner be a welcome addition to your space? I think so; despite the bad unit, I would recommend the Maytag M6Y18F7Abecause of its ultra-quite operation, energy saving mode, 24-hour timer, and internal condensation system.
Ultra-quiet operation Window or through-the-wall installation Electronic controls with full-featured remote - 3 cooling & 3 fan speeds - 24-hour on/off timer - Energy Save function - Auto cool mode - 1 degree temperature adjust 4-way adjustable air direction Quick-access, washable air filter for easy cleaning Expandable side panels for a perfect window fit Slide-out chassis for easy installation Exhaust vent removes stale air and odors Corrosion-resistant galvanized steel cabinet Rear grille helps prevent coil damage