The pine cones were falling into the A/C through where the vents had rusted and made an opening in the AC.
In the center of the night, I was woken up by a sound that scared me a lot. I thought that someone was busting into our family room. I have started noticing during the morning that the ductless A/C has been making some odd noises… For instance, a few mornings ago I was putting away laundry in the house, I heard a loud banging coming from where the ductless A/C is located. I looked outside in addition to didn’t notice a bird or a child. The noise that I heard sounded like someone threw a small pebble at the window. I was not sure what the noise was, so I went about our day. The next morning, I heard the sound again. I looked outside in addition to had seen nothing. Then, in the middle of the evening, I realized exactly what the noise was. There were pine cones falling from a tree near the ductless AC. The pine cones were falling into the A/C through where the vents had rusted and made an opening in the AC. I was so aggravated that the sound was coming from the rusted ductless AC. Without giving it any thought, I texted our property owner to unconnect that piece of crap so I could get a better cooling system. That was the thing that was keeping me awake! I needed ductless A/C that was protected from the outdoor elements like rain, falling pine cones and wind. I don’t think my property owner is going to pay that hefty price tag though.