Summary: I live in the city and bought the W6222 after doing much research. After 6 months of extensive use, I cannot complain Asko has got it right with the white cycle. I have never seen whites come out whiter without the use of bleach. The water is heated to 205F and that combined with oxidizing detergent, breaks down all the dirt. As with all washers in Europe, this one takes its time to wash, but the results are obvious; clean clothes, washed gently.
Summary: there is some venting of extra humidity into the room the dryer is in while it is running. This is a boon in the dry winter of New England, and in the summer, I can open windows. If this were in a room without windows, I'd be cautious about using it in warm weather.
Summary: The Asko W6222 washer is equipped with an internal water heater, connects only to a cold water intake, and heats the water quickly to the temperature of your choice without placing any burden on your regular large water heater, thus saving energy. It can be programmed to spin-dry at a high speed, so clothes emerge close to dry, saving time for the clothes dryer and saving even more energy.