Switches that don’t seem to activate anything are a frustrating mystery, as they force you to go from room to room to find that light, appliance or device to which it is connected. For all your searching though, you may never find the switch’s purpose. Switches that activate nothing may be the result of shoddy workmanship or simply a sign that the fixtures have been removed. They may also be due to a fault in the circuit, outlet or wiring, electric issues with which a professional can help you.
If your circuit breaker trips when you use high-wattage items, you may worry that an expensive repair is in order. Worry not. When a breaker trips, it’s actually a sign that it’s doing its job. To prevent it from tripping, try using the culprit device on a lower setting.