Yes its true, there are many all electric houses. No gas or oil to provide heat or hot water, which in Connecticut can be a very pricy way to run your home. For those who aren't aware Connecticut has some of the highest electric rates in the country.
As a home inspector in Connecticut inspecting the electric system is one part of the home inspection process. One of the most important parts of the electrical system in each and every house is of course the electric service panel. Typically the panel is located in some out of the way part of the house like the basement or garage. I know no one pays much mind to the electric panel, because I find them often obstructed by all manner of stuff. Sometimes I find the ugly panel inside a cabinet in attempt to "beautify" it.
Home inspectors must remove the cover of the electric panel during the inspection process. This is a job no home owner is every likely to do, nor do I recommend it. There is nothing inside an electric panel for an untrained novice but danger.
That is unless you're a rodent. Then the inside of the panel is apparently a nice place to call home. I took the cover off this large 200 amp panel to find an equally large and stinky mouse house in the bottom corner. The panel was missing one screw from, that's right the same the corner. There was a very small gap left by the absent fastener, but more than enough for a mouse to squeeze through to construct a house. Strangely I did not find any little electrocuted mousy bodies caught up in the wires. The mice in this house were wise enough to stay in their own little corner out of harms way.
Could this be the first all electric mouse house.