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Spirits tend to make themselves known by making as much of a ruckus as they can. Moving objects, making noises… some spirits are more successful at this than others. People also detect spirits by "sensing" a presence and feeling unusual temperature changes. In order to ensure that it is really a spirit you are dealing with rather than, for example, a plumbing issue, you will have to rule out all possible "normal" causes of the disturbances. There are paranormal investigator groups in almost every area who would be pleased to assist you with this and they will try to capture evidence of your spirit. You may also wish to contact a psychic to try to communicate with the spirit. Any search engine should be able to help you get in touch with someone who can help you. Use the keywords Paranormal Investigations Yourarea or Spirit Communication Yourarea
Do not try to use a Ouija board or perform a seance of your own. Get a professional to help you.
Morningbird has answered your question brilliantly however there's just one thing I'd like to add…
If you're asking this question, you've probably got a Feeling that there's some kind of Presence in your home already.
As a Seeker After The Light (no matter what path you're on) you've already opened yourself up to the more subtle forces that move about our Universe so there's a good chance you are actually right & there is a presence in your home.
HERE'S THE THING:
Not all (or most) Spiritual Presences are ghostly or malevolent, in fact my house (& garden) is often filled with Imps, Sprites, Elementals, Faire Folk &/or Manifestations of various aspects of The Gods & Goddesses, I find there presence reassuring & often fun!
If however the feeling you're getting in a Negative one, it might pay to just do a simple cleansing & blessing of the house.
You can do this using many methods (search this site) but "Smudging" (burning sage) and asking your deity to cleanse & bless the house is probably the easiest & most effective.
Blessed Be & Good Luck with it all :)