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HARDI Presents Week 2 Results of Pulse Survey to Gauge COVID-19 Impact

COLUMBUS, Ohio, April 23, 2020– Heating, Air-conditioning & Refrigeration Distributors International (HARDI) has released their second Weekly Pulse Survey to gauge the impact of COVID-19 and how members’ businesses change week by week.

The second Weekly Pulse Survey was sent to distributor and manufacturer members in HARDI’s Weekly COVID-19 Resources email on Friday, April 17th. The first survey was sent on Friday, April 10th.  The Pulse results were instantly available to members as they completed the survey, giving them a quick view of how their peers are faring during this pandemic. 128 distributor companies and 63 manufacturer companies completed the second Weekly Pulse Survey. Over 80 more than the first survey.

The Pulse is not intended to be scientific but rather provide a general “pulse” of where the industry sits. The Weekly Pulse Survey is a complement to HARDI’s statistically sound Monthly Sales TRENDS Reports.

The survey captures sales impacts, employment changes, customer sentiments, product availability and more.

One noteworthy result of last week’s Pulse is that 20% of distributor members’ customers are closed or closing.  Positively, the majority of distributor respondents, while slightly less than the first survey, indicated they have not seen any supply chain disruptions from their suppliers.

To see the full results, visit

The next survey will be sent Friday, April 24th.  

For questions about Pulse, or to join HARDI to participate in Pulse or the Monthly Sales TRENDS Reports, contact:

Wholesaler Account Manager, Sarah Jilbert at

Supplier Account Manager, Brandin Bursa at


HARDI (Heating, Air-conditioning and Refrigeration Distributors International) is the single voice of wholesale distribution within the HVACR industry.

HARDI members market, distribute, and support heating, air-conditioning, and refrigeration equipment, parts and supplies. HARDI Distributor members serve installation and service/replacement contractors in residential and commercial markets, as well as commercial/industrial and institutional maintenance staffs. HARDI proudly represents more than 480 distributor members representing more than 5,000 branch locations, and close to 500 suppliers, manufacturer representatives and service vendors.