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Look on the front or top of the boiler unit; there should be a service number printed on a sticker. Or, somewhere hanging on the unit or wall there should be a service book - again, the number of the manufacturer's service provider should be there. This is the person you call. All else fails, call the manufacturer for the name of the service tech in your area.
Measuring the emissions levels is mandatory once a year, usually done when the serviceman comes for the annual cleaning (also mandatory - at least here.) You should see a report of last year's test - and you'll know when to schedule the next one.
Should your boiler be over the limit you will get a nice letter from the canton, telling you that you are required to replace it - within 4-5 years IIRC.
If your boiler is over 20 years old, chances are you'll be getting that letter before too long.
(Am in the middle of that delightfully fun process now...)
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Yes, meloncollie, that's exactly why I was contacting the service provider. There's a note on my boiler to say the last test was done in 2009 and it's due again now. This being my first oil heating system experience (previous property was all electric), I don't want anything going wrong just because we haven't had it checked out. I actually have two companies listed so maybe I'll try e-mailing the other one and see if they respond.
I wouldn't mind so much about the glazer except that I happened to spot him and his company van when he was visiting my new neighbour and asked him to have a quick look at what needed doing. He didn't seem unhappy about doing the work, but unfortunately this was back at the end of July and with all the chaos of trying to move tons of stuff before end of September deadline plus my computer going down, I haven't been able to follow up on the sketchy French conversation I had with him until now.
I may well have to resort to the neighbour ploy, Sandgrounder, if I get nowhere with my queries. At least they're a friendly couple so I think they'd oblige me providing I can make them understand what's asked for. Thank goodness for a translation program; keeps us out of trouble.