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Lynchburg Award Program Honors the Achievement

 Hickey Electric Company, Inc. has been selected for the 2020 Best of Lynchburg Award in the Electrician category by the Lynchburg Award Program.

Each year, the Lynchburg Award Program identifies companies that we believe have achieved exceptional marketing success in their local community and business category. These are local companies that enhance the positive image of small business through service to their customers and our community. These exceptional companies help make the Lynchburg area a great place to live, work and play.

Various sources of information were gathered and analyzed to choose the winners in each category. The 2020 Lynchburg Award Program focuses on quality, not quantity. Winners are determined based on the information gathered both internally by the Lynchburg Award Program and data provided by third parties.

About Lynchburg Award Program

The Lynchburg Award Program is an annual awards program honoring the achievements and accomplishments of local businesses throughout the Lynchburg area. Recognition is given to those companies that have shown the ability to use their best practices and implemented programs to generate competitive advantages and long-term value.

The Lynchburg Award Program was established to recognize the best of local businesses in our community. Our organization works exclusively with local business owners, trade groups, professional associations and other business advertising and marketing groups. Our mission is to recognize the small business community's contributions to the U.S. economy.

Monday, 11 November 2019 17:11

Be A Holiday Hero

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Be a Holiday Hero. Donate!

Coats for kids and food for families!

Hickey Electric, Generator, Heating and Air asks you to join as we partner with Lighthouse Community Center and Lighthouse Baptist Church as well as the Lancer Broadcast Network to be a Holiday Hero and make a difference.

Drop off coats for kids and food for families. 

Monday - Friday 8-4
Hickey Electric, Generator, Heating & Air
4262 S. Amherst Hwy., Suite 100, Madison Heights, VA 24572
Fight with us! 

Breast cancer is #unacceptable!

*During October we will donate 10% of service call fees for generator, electrical or heating and air to the fight against breast cancer
*Plus 3% donation of generator, heating and air equipment sales during October 

Call us during October (434-845-3988) and let's start fighting together for breast cancer research!
Tuesday, 09 April 2019 15:14

Baseball Season

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Yes, Hickey Electric, Generators, Heating & Air people are all about baseball and many other sports and community activities as well as our business.

We are really happy to be sponsoring a team with Lynchburg Little League. It's such a pleasure to play a small part in the spring sport where as many as 400 boys and girls are exercising their minds and bodies while having fun. One of the best parts of this year's sponsorship is that we see one of our favorite family friends on the Hickey team. 

Go Hickeys!

Thursday, 28 March 2019 17:25

Career Expo

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Hickey Electric, Generator, Heating and Air is pleased to be an exhibitor at the 2019 Worlds of Opportunity Career Expo April 9 and 10 at the Liberty University Indoor Track.

More than 5000 regional middle and high school students will be attending to explore career opportunities for their future.  We will showcase relevant job awareness in our industry with a brief demonstration of how thermostats produce power inside and out.

Daniel Henson, HVAC service manager, and Carrie Mooney, customer service representative,  will be assisting Fred Hickey, president, in speaking with students. 

Our team is dedicated to our various professions in the home service industry, and it would be such a pleasure to influence young people to prepare for these technical careers in the electrical, heating, cooling, generator and clean air fields. We also like to remind students that our industry requires many non-technical employees such as managers, bookkeepers, marketing and customer service professionals.

The Worlds of Opportunity Career Expo is presented by the Lynchburg Regional Business Alliance.

Wednesday, 20 February 2019 17:08

Electrical Safety Checks

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Where would we be if scientists had not learned to harness electrical and give us all of the , appliances, gadgets and electronics that we have all come to depend on. Electricity may be the best invention ever, but it is also dangerous. Thus you must either check out your home’s electrical system or have a professional such as Hickey Electric come to your home and run an inspection. This should be done especially if your home is more that 30 years old.


Listed below are a few tips of things that you may be able to check out yourself.


First check out your panel box. Above all your panel box should never be hot or even warm. Also in your box make sure that all of the breakers are labeled as to what they control. Those breakers can be a real bother when they may be constantly tripping. If that is happening to certain breakers in your panel it is telling you that this circuit is overloaded with too many gadgets or appliances. A professional should come in and reconfigure your breakers.


Go around to each of your outlets in every room and feel them also. Your outlets, like your breaker box, should not be warm. This could become a serious problem. Notice also if you have any of the two-pronged outlets. Change them out to the three-pronged, grounded outlets. This is a good time to also check cords of your electric devices to see if they have three-prong plugs.


Make a mental note if you have lights blinking. This could also be a potential problem. It could be a light fixture problem or maybe a breaker panel problem.


If you have any cords that are running under rugs move them and reroute them to the plug.


The easiest tip is to always have a fire extinguisher handy. Learn how it works in case you have an electrical fire.


Expert electricians are available with your call to Hickey Electric.

On average many homes will lose power once or twice a year for a total of about three hours. However, we know that occasional hurricane remnants are possible locally and snow storms are prevalent. Therefore, in the Central Virginia area we can lose power for days and sometimes weeks. If you've been here for a few years, you remember how miserable it can be.


With the loss of power comes the loss of conveniences that we have become dependent upon. Lack of heating and air conditioning, along with lighting and electronic devices, are just the first problems. We lose hot water and refrigeration and so much more.


The generator, either whole house or portable generator, is a must have in times of extreme power loss. It can literally save the day for your family.


When buying a generator make sure that you buy from a local dealer such as Hickey Electric. If you think you may pay a little more, remember that you are buying the quality service of the local company also. Parts and expertise are invaluable if your generator goes down when you need it most.


If you happen to buy a portable generator you will read in the manual that comes with the generator warning you of carbon monoxide poisoning. The generator must be placed outside, at least ten feet from the building. You cannot put it in the garage or in the doorway of your home without the threat of being overcome by carbon monoxide poisoning.


Remember with a portable generator that backfeeding power to your home is illegal. Backfeeding is using dual male-ended extension cords to connect the generator to an outlet. Regardless of something you may read on the internet, backfeeding is very dangerous.


Also, let the engine cool down before you fill up the tank to a portable generator. If not, a fire or burning yourself is very possible.


Make sure that you have plenty of oil on hand to refill  your generator in case you are without power for an extended time. You also do not want to run out of gas for your portable generator. Remember that if you do not have power, the gas stations may not have power either and will not be able to pump gas. Also along this line, make sure  that your gas is clean. Old fuel may gum up your generator making it useless.


Further, make sure that you have heavy duty extension cords. Using undersized extension cords could present a fire hazard.


If you can afford it, a whole house standby generator is by far the best. Unlike portable generators, the whole house standby generator is connected directly to your home electrical system. Thus the advantage is that when you lose power the generator comes on automatically. Whole house standby generators can run off propane or natural gas. This is an advantage in that you do not have to constantly look at the fuel level as in a portable generator. Plus, they are much quieter than the portable.


The difference in cost may be offset by the fact that with the whole house standby generator you do not have to buy the expensive extension cords or transfer switches.

As always, our experienced technicians at Hickey Electric, Generator, Heating and Air are happy to answer your questions. Call anytime. We look forward to being of assistance before the power goes out.



What Your Neighbors Are Saying About Us...

  • "From the moment I called the office to the moment the representative appeared it was excellent service. I want to thank all the staff at Hickey. Daniel was well prepared and solved the problem in minutes. I have depended on Hickey for years and will continue with them for many more to come."
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