How reliable is the power grid where you live? In rural areas, brownouts and blackouts can be pretty common, but the problem could also lie in your own home. Before you decide that the issue is with the power grid, you should make sure that your neighbors are experiencing the same problems you are. If not, then you need to figure out what is going on with your wiring. If you have circuit breakers constantly tripping, then you should take a look at your appliances to make sure they aren’t faulty. It is also possible that you are overloading the circuit on which everything is connected. If it is overloaded, you’re likely to notice lights dimming whenever a major appliance comes on. In some homes, major work might be needed to improve the wiring and modernizing. It could also be that you need to replace some older appliances that have issues. Many times you will find that it is helpful to have an electrician take a look at the issue to give you recommendations.