COLUMBUS, Ohio – HARDI released its first Unitary Market Share Report of 2013. The report details unitary sales by U.S. region, efficiency levels, furnaces, and boilers as well as refrigerant type for both ducted and ductless cooling equipment.

Compiled by Better Data, a service of D&R International Ltd., the report was released to participating HARDI members this week.

“We tried to design an efficient system to collect and process the information,” said Toby Swope, manager of Data Analysis, D&R International Ltd. “We had a lot of data to capture these past couple months because the participation level was so high. Our systems handled the load, and the process was smooth and efficient for the HARDI members.”

HARDI distributors only needed to report total unitary sales by model number and location to the data aggregator, while D&R performed all cross-referencing to produce quarterly regional unitary sales reports.

“With this report we are seeking to make a smarter HVAC supply channel and empower distributors with ability to benchmark their equipment sales with their competitors,” said Talbot Gee, executive vice president and COO, HARDI. “Now our members have detailed market share insight to help them plan and manage their sales, marketing, and operations more effectively.”

For more information, contact Brian Loftus at or Toby Swope at

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