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

Heating, Air-conditioning & Refrigeration Distributors International 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 April 17. The first survey was sent on April 10. 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 https://blog.hardinet.org/member-insights-week-2-pulse-survey-results-on-impact-of-covid

The next survey will be sent Friday, April 24.

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 sjilbert@hardinet.org or Supplier Account Manager Brandin Bursa at bbursa@hardinet.org.