Most of the time, when you have to deal with your home’s circuit breaker you’re frustrated. The lights suddenly go out, all the appliances shut down, and you find yourself trudging to the basement in the dark. It’s annoying, to say the least. However, your circuit breaker is an important part of keeping your home’s electrical system as safe as possible.
The circuit breaker is designed to automatically cut off the electrical current running through part of your home in case it becomes overloaded. Once whatever is causing the overload is resolved, resetting the circuit breaker allows you to get back to your routine quickly. You need to know how to properly reset things, though, or you may end up making the problem worse.