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Check out our Spring Newsletter for informative articles on your Air Conditioning, Heating, and Electrical needs, along with promotions, a highlighted client testimonial, a “did you know” fact, and a delicious Spring recipe for you to try!
ACI NorthWest
Spring 2012 Newsletter
800-767-3027

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Did You Know...

An espresso has less caffeine than a cup of coffee?

A cup of drip brewed coffee has about 115 milligrams of caffeine, an espresso (and percolated coffee) about 80mg, while instant coffee has about 65mg of caffeine. Decaffeinated coffee is not totally caffeine free, containing about 3mg of caffeine. A 8oz can of Coca-Cola has about 23mg of caffeine, Pepsi Cola 25mg, Mountain Dew 36mg, and TAB 31mg. Tea has about 40mg of caffeine, while an ounce of chocolate contains about 20mg.
The first Espresso machine was introduced in 1822 by the French, but it was the Italians who perfected and distributed it.

See: Facts about coffee and caffeine

Testimonials

Very professional job, outstanding technician. We are very pleased with the product and insulation. I will recommend ACI to anyone who asks.

- Jay M. and Cinde J., Spokane, WA

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Creative Fundraising Ideas for Local Middle Schools


Want to stay involved with the community by helping your middle school children raise money? There are many ways you can raise funds for local schools, such as bake sales and walkathons, but there are also many non-traditional fundraising ideas. Here are some ways to get creative with school fundraisers this spring.


When to Schedule Your Annual Maintenance Exam for your AC Unit


Regularly changing air filters and other maintenance tasks are very important during the cooling season, but what should you do for your air conditioner to get ready for the summer months? Spring is the perfect time to schedule your yearly tune-up. Having a professional HVAC contractor inspect your air conditioner and catch any problems before the season starts is one of the top benefits of the annual exam. Read more about the benefits of having your AC unit tuned up before summer arrives.


Try This Delicious Spring Recipe!


Baked Chicken With Onion and Leeks
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Ingredients
  • 2 cups thinly sliced onions
  • 1 cup thinly sliced and washed leek, white and light green part only
  • 4 cloves garlic, thinly sliced
  • 3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, divided
  • 2 teaspoons fresh thyme leaves
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 1/2-3 pounds bone-in chicken pieces (thighs, drumsticks and/or breasts), skin removed, trimmed (see Tip)
  • 1/4 cup Dijon mustard
  • 2 teaspoons minced shallot
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons chopped fresh rosemary
  • 1 teaspoon reduced-sodium soy sauce
  • 3/4 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
 
Preparation
  1. Preheat oven to 400ºF.
  2. Toss onions, leek, garlic, 2 tablespoons oil, thyme and salt in a large bowl until the vegetables are well coated. Spread the mixture in a nonreactive 9-by-13-inch baking dish (see Tip). Place the chicken pieces on the vegetables. Bake for 10 minutes.
  3. Whisk mustard, shallot, rosemary, soy sauce and pepper in a small bowl; gradually whisk in the remaining 1 tablespoon oil.
  4. After 10 minutes, brush the chicken with the mustard glaze. Continue baking until an instant-read thermometer inserted into the thickest part of a leg or breast (without touching bone) registers 165°F, 30 to 45 minutes more. Serve the chicken with the vegetables.


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