Ensuring high air quality in today’s world is quite difficult as around every corner there is some kind of toxic pollutant wanting to get into your body. In this day and age, it comes close to impossible to ensure high indoor air quality in the city. Moving to the countryside away from industrialized factories, high traffic areas and toxic runoff may be the best option for those individuals who are committed to the challenge. Although you can’t control the air quality outside, and governments do little to help, you can control your air inside your home or apartment. Here are some handy tips. If you live in a polluted city, try to keep the doors and windows shut. If you have air conditioning, run it as much as possible. You can also set some cleansing essential oils such as lemon balm, sage, or sweet orange by the vents to continuously make the air fresher. Indoor plants can also go a long way, as they literally breathe the air and clean it as they grow. Get a HEPA air filter to supplement you HVAC air filter and help filter out those smaller particle pollutants. Keep from using harsh chemicals in your house, like paint solvents, heavy duty cleaners like bleach and strong cosmetics like nail polish and chemical hair dyes. Keep your toilet tanks clean with essential oils or vinegar. Keep any pet feces out and away from your central heating or cooling system. And, of course make sure your HVAC system is well-maintained and cleaned. You can schedule an appointment with your HVAC provider to be sure that yours does not require a routine cleaning. Doing these things will ensure optimum quality air.