GFCI outlets play a vital role in ensuring electrical safety within any system. They are specifically designed to identify and interrupt the flow of electricity when imbalanced current is detected. This feature provides an additional layer of protection against electric shocks, which is especially crucial for areas exposed to moisture or located near countertops. With the installation of GFCI outlets, you can have peace of mind knowing that your home is equipped with an enhanced defense mechanism against hazardous power fluctuations or surges.