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Who is NATE and Why is He Important?

You don’t know NATE? Well, let us tell you a little bit about him. NATE, also known as the North American Technician Excellence, Inc., is the leading certification program for technicians in the heating, ventilation, air conditioning, and refrigeration industry. This program was founded in 1997 and continues to be the nation’s largest non-profit certification […]

The Secret Life of Apple Cider Vinegar

While many people tout Apple Cider Vinegar’s weight loss properties, even buying it up in pill form, Apple Cider Vinegar (a.k.a. ACV) has many other uses that might surprise you. Here are some of the more obscure uses for ACV that will enhance many areas of your life. The Garden-ator: For an organic weed killer, […]

Spring Cleaning: Playing Whack-A-Mold

According to Harvard, mold toxins at indoor environmental levels have never been shown scientifically to cause any illness, and physicians generally do not accept any causal connection between them. As evidence, people living in the South prior to the proliferation of air conditioning showed no evidence of having more chronic, non-specific diseases. (Source: http://users.physics.harvard.edu/~wilson/soundscience/mold/gots1.html) That […]

It’s Spring! Middle Tennessee Gardening Tips You Can Use Now

For many of us, the hint of spring is downright invigorating. Perhaps you’ve just attended the Nashville Lawn & Garden Show this past weekend for some inspiration. After all, it’s this time of year we start envisioning our landscape designs in Technicolor. We can imagine the vegetable gardens, the flower gardens, and the bountiful fresh […]

The Downside to Humidity at Work and Home

Humidity has its pros and cons. The air needs enough humidity to prevent dry hair, skin, and adverse respiratory conditions. However, there are health hazards from living with too much humidity, so the HVAC industry provides recommendations for mitigating relative humidity (also known as rH) levels in the home or work space. Dehumidifying a home […]

It’s Sprinkler Reset Time! 5 Easy Steps

We’d like to start this blog with the “Kids, don’t try this at home!” warning, but there are many capable Do-It-Yourselfers out there, and we can respect that. Your lush, USPGA-worthy lawn isn’t happening this year without the occasional irrigation assist, so it’s time to start prepping your sprinkler system. Many of our clients ask […]

8 Houseplants That Improve Indoor Air Quality

With as much of our lives as we spend indoors, the air quality in those spaces should be something at the top of our mind. Keeping the air quality in your home or office at a high standard might sound like an impossible task, but it’s actually as simple as buying some plants. According to […]

It’s Spring Cleaning Season: Top 10 Weirdly Effective Cleaning Tips

As we throw open the windows and take in a deep breath of the gloriously fresh, crisp spring air filling our homes, our thoughts turn to the deep clean that awaits us. It’s spring cleaning season. There’s no getting around it. It’s time to clear out those winter germs and viruses that have been plaguing […]

Save The Planet: Earth Day!

Earth Day is just around the corner, and it is by far one of our favorite holidays to celebrate! Just in case you live under a rock and don’t know what we’re talking about, let us fill you in on what this day is all about. Earth Day is a worldwide annual celebration that is held […]

De-Clutter Buster: The Bathroom Edition

Ready or not, spring is here–that time of year we yearn to get organized–so we at Roscoe Brown felt it was a good time to kick off your home de-clutter series. Today we’re starting with the bathroom edition. Your first takeaway: Don’t let your vanity showcase your vanity. Until that magical day when every cosmetic […]