www.homeownerseries.com Overview The Electrical System in a house is often unseen as its main components are hidden in the structure itself however; its presence is readily recognized as a creature comfort none of us could imagine living without. Often times this system is abused by overloading circuits with demand that the system cannot handle safely. Wires then heat up and breakers trip. Such unsafe practices throughout the home can jeopardize the safety of the inhabitants. In order to better understand the different needs of your home, some historical electrical systems will be mentioned.