For this family, installing a hot water system was the right thing to do.  Their goal in installing the system was to reduce their fossil fuel dependence in order to preserve resources for the next generation.  According to these homeowners, the best thing about their new hot water system is that “the water is hot, hot, hot and it’s all from the sun.”  These El Encanto residents practice what they preach in other ways by getting their electricity from solar photovoltaic panels, by employing rainwater harvesting, and by driving a hybrid car.