Your home will most likely use either a circuit breaker or fuse system to protect your house and family in case of an electrical surge. These unexpected surges in electricity can be dangerous and result in fires or electrical shocks without a mechanism to interrupt the flow of electricity. Both fuses and circuit breakers serve this function.
When a fuse is blown, the filament inside it melts, effectively and quickly cutting off power. However, the fuse will then need to be replaced. On the other hand, a circuit breaker resembles a panel of sturdy switches. When a circuit trips, the switch pops over to the other side and can be reset by simply flipping it back. A qualified electrician can tell you more about the safety and convenience features regarding fuses and circuit breakers, as well as perform any electrical repairs that may be necessary.