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HARDI Presents Week 3 Results of Pulse Survey to Gauge COVID-19 Impact

COLUMBUS, Ohio, April 29, 2020– Heating, Air-conditioning & Refrigeration Distributors International (HARDI) has released their third Weekly Pulse Survey to gauge the impact of COVID-19 and how members’ businesses change week by week.

The third Weekly Pulse Survey was sent to distributor and manufacturer members in HARDI’s Weekly COVID-19 Resources email on Friday, April 24th. The first survey was sent on Friday, April 10th and the second on Friday, April 17th.  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. 113 distributor companies and 44 manufacturer companies completed the third Weekly Pulse 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 the stabilization of Distributor sales, with 22% of respondents reported their sales increased compared to last week. However, 22% of Distributors are beginning to see disruption in parts supply, up from 17% last week.

To see the full results, visit

The next survey will be sent Friday, May 1st.  

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.