Ecobee Thermostat Tripping Breaker [Why & What To Do]

Suppose your Ecobee thermostat has been tripping your breaker, and you wonder what is causing this issue and what to do. Or, do you wonder if the Ecobee needs to be reset? These are good questions. We've researched these important questions and have found the answers for you!

When the Ecobee causes the breaker to trip due to overloading, it must be reset on the circuit board. Or, if a fuse is blown, it will require a replacement.

Are you interested in learning more about how to troubleshoot an Ecobee thermostat? Or if it will function without Wi-Fi? We hope you continue reading our post. We have researched these topics and found a lot of helpful information to share!

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Ecobee Thermostat Is Tripping The Breaker [Why & What To Do]

Generally, a breaker is tripped by being overloaded with electrical tasks simultaneously, which causes the breaker to blow a fuse or require a reset on the circuit board. 

How To Fix A Tripped Breaker

  1. Unplug the electrical devices from the outlet and turn off the appliances. 
  2. Open the box or circuit board and find the on and off switches. Please note that the breaker might be orange or red when switched to the off position. 
  3. Prioritize safety when working with breakers, and stand to the side instead of directly in front of the box. 
  4. Flip the switch from off to on to reset the circuit breaker.
  5. For added safety, you could switch the main electrical power off while you are resetting the circuit breaker.

If your breakers are regularly tripping, this is a warning sign that something is wrong with the circuit board. Contact a professional electrician to run diagnostics and perform the required repairs for the best results.  

Resetting tripped breaker in residential electricity power panel. Male electrician turning off power for electrical outlet at circuit breaker box.

Will The Ecobee Work Without Wi-Fi?

Yes, the Ecobee will work without Wi-Fi. In the instances where the Ecobee is not connected to the internet, it will function as a traditional thermostat and regulate your cooling and heating comfort set points.

However, it will not record energy data, usage, or have access to weather reports. Also, you will not have access to all the excellent features to assist your home's HVAC system and ensure it operates correctly with energy savings as a priority.

Have you noticed that your Ecobee thermostat feels warm and wondered if it is overheating? Take a look at this post: Ecobee Thermostat Feels Warm – Is It Overheating?

How Can I Make The Ecobee Thermostat More Efficient?

Smart Thermostat with a person warming up the room temperature with a soft shadow.

Ecobee states that there are 10 excellent methods to ensure your thermostat operates as efficiently as possible. 

  1. Link your Echo Dot, Google Home, or Siri virtual assistant to the Ecobee for hands-free temperature control. 
  2. Create a temperature schedule via the web portal for ease of access. 
  3. Check the walls near your thermostat for drafts because thermostats will function less efficiently if too near a draft or vent. 
  4. Install multiple sensors to provide data from each room to your Ecobee thermostat. 
  5. Place a hold or override a schedule in circumstances where you are more comfortable with a lower temperature. 
  6. Use the reminders and alerts on the main menu to receive important reminders about HVAC system maintenance. Also, you can receive alerts about low temperatures, frozen pipes, and HVAC equipment issues. 
  7. The threshold settings allow you to customize how your thermostat operates your cooling and heating systems. It is recommended to enable the Ecobee to control these settings automatically. 
  8. Check your Ecobee's web portal Home IQ periodically to view your energy usage, review hourly temperatures, and make further changes to save more energy. 
  9. Ecobee recommends testing your heating and cooling equipment when installing your thermostat.
  10. Use the smart recovery setting with schedules to ensure your home is at the ideal temperature while reducing energy usage.

Final Thoughts

Thank you for taking the time out of your busy day to read our article!

Today we discussed why a breaker will trip and how to fix these issues while keeping safety in mind. Also, we discussed how to reset the Ecobee and ten helpful methods to increase the thermostat's efficiency. We sincerely hope this article was helpful to you in learning more about Ecobee thermostats and how they work. 

Please be sure to check out some of our other posts before you go to help further your knowledge regarding Ecobee thermostats:

Ecobee Sensor Thinks Room Is Occupied – Why And What To Do?

How To Change Time Zone On Ecobee

Ecobee Thermostat Feels Warm – Is It Overheating?

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